Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The right of ministers of the individual states of the old German empire to be associated with those of the emperor in public treaties and negotiations relating to the common interests of the empire. This right was claimed by the states, but disputed by the emperor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A right formerly claimed by the states of the German Empire of joining their own ministers with those of the emperor in public treaties and negotiations to the common interest of the empire.

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  • noun A right formerly claimed by the states of the German Empire of joining their own ministers with those of the emperor in public treaties and negotiations to the common interest of the empire.

Etymologies

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Latin adlegatio, allegatio, a sending away; from adlegare, allegare, to send away with a commission; ad in addition + legare to send as ambassador. Compare allegation.

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