States-General love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A legislative assembly of representatives from the estates of the nation, as opposed to a provincial assembly.
  • noun plural The legislative assembly in France before the Revolution.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of French états généreaux and Dutch Staten-Generaal.]

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