from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A legislative assembly or parliament of any one of several countries colonized by the Dutch, esp. that of the South African Republic, or the Transvaal, and that of the Orange Free State.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A legislative assembly or a house of parliament in South Africa.


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  • Boer settlers organized a republic with a president and a volksraad.


  • Mr Ramaphosa told a Press conference in Johannesburg the interim constitution already catered for right-wingers by providing for a volksraad which would make proposals on a volkstaat to the constitutional assembly.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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