Definitions for reichstagˈraɪksˌtɑg ˈraɪxs-

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  1. Reichstag(n.)

    The Diet, or House of Representatives, of the German empire (and of the Weimar Republic), which was composed of members elected for a term of three years by the direct vote of the people. This term is no longer (in 1997) applied to the German parliament. See also Bundesrath.

  2. Origin: [G.]


  1. Reichstag(ProperNoun)

    The diet of the Holy Roman Empire

  2. Reichstag(ProperNoun)

    The lower chamber of the federal parliament of Germany until 1945

  3. Origin: imperial parliament

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reichstag(noun)

    the Diet, or House of Representatives, of the German empire, which is composed of members elected for a term of three years by the direct vote of the people. See Bundesrath

  2. Origin: [G.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Reichstag

    the German Imperial Legislature, representative of the German nation, and which consists of 397 members, elected by universal suffrage and ballot for a term of five years.


  1. Imperial Diet

    The Imperial Diet was the Diet, or general assembly, of the Imperial Estates of the Holy Roman Empire and emerged from the earlier informal assemblies, known as Hoftage. During the period of the Empire, which lasted formally until 1806, the Diet was not a parliament in today's sense; instead, it was an assembly of the various estates of the realm. More precisely, it was the convention of the Imperial Estates, legal entities that, according to feudal law, had no authority above them besides the Holy Roman Emperor himself. The deputies convened occasionally at different cities, until in 1663 the Perpetual Diet was established at the Regensburg city hall.


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