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Reichstag

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reichstag 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.
    • Reichstag The national representative body of Hungary, consisting of a House of Magnates (including archdukes, peers, high officials of the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Protestant Churches, and certain other dignitaries) and a House of Representatives (in 1912 consisting of 453 members). See Legislative Diet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Reichstag The chief deliberative body in certain countries of Europe. For the Reichstag of the old Roman-German empire, see diet. In the present empire of Germany. the Reichstag, in combination with the Bundesrath (which see), exercises the legislative power in imperial matters; it is composed of 397 deputies. elected by universal suffrage. In the Transleithan division of Austria-Hungary it is composed of a House of Magnates and a lower House of Representatives. Reichstag in all these senses is often rendered in English by diet or parliament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reichstag rīhs′täh the chief deliberative body in the German Empire, exercising legislative power in conjunction with the Bundesrath: the diet of the old German Empire.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

NAUMANN, Member of the Reichstag, D.U.F., p. 19.
"Gems (?) of German Thought" by Various
One instance occurred in the very first sitting of the Reichstag after hostilities had begun.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
At the Reichstag elections in Germany, 25 to 30 per cent.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Reichstag was nothing but a club of heavy-weights.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
However, the Reichstag could not be induced to sanction this interference with the freedom of deputies.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
And when, therefore, the Reichstag attempts to control the executive, it is rather the Reichstag which is unconstitutional.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
As far as the ideal is concerned he was certainly right in regard to the Reichstag as well as the people.
"Life of Wagner" by Louis Nohl
I promised to attend the wedding on my return from the Reichstag.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Pigavetta is at present with the Reichstag, he thought in his fear.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
For many years the question was before the Budget Commission of the Reichstag, and a change soon followed the publication of this estimate.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
During the Reichstag elections of 1881 the agitation played an active part, but without much effect, although Stocker was elected.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
He was born in 1860, and entered the Reichstag in 1884.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
One afternoon Ulrich rode over to Halewitz with the news that a meeting of the Reichstag had been called for the third week in November.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
How is it we never see you in the Reichstag nowadays, my dear fellow?
"The Joy of Living (Es lebe das Leben)" by Hermann Sudermann
The question was brought before the German Reichstag, on the representation of Saxony, in 1886.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
Alcyone felt unusually sad as her husband waved her a hasty adieu and speeded off to the Reichstag.
"Baron Bruno" by Louisa Morgan
It returns 14 representatives to the Reichstag.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The Reichstag, the second chamber of the parliament, was a truly democratic institution.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
The German public was taken into the confidence of the government in a speech made by Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg in the Reichstag.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
He was before the War Deputy for Alsace in the Reichstag.
"The Way to Win" by William Le Queux
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In news:

The Reichstag building, house of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
A Million in Berlin Flag at Reichstag Marks Start of a New Era at Center of Europe.
John Finnis has answered a series of questions from the Italian magazine Illusidario.net on the Pope's recent speech before the Reichstag.
A placard showing a skull has been left by anti-nuclear protesters near the Reichstag building on March 14, 2011 in Berlin.
In his post below, Joe Komonchak wrote about the Pope's latest attempt to defend natural law reasoning in the German Reichstag.
The prominently displayed dedication in your June 20 photo " Reichstag Under Wraps" gives a flash of insight into one of the birth defects of democracy in Germany.
Christo Talks About Taking on the Reichstag .
Several leading German politicians are quietly opposing the artist Christo's plan to wrap Berlin's historic Reichstag building in silver fabric, making it uncertain that the plan will be realized.
It was at the close of a session of the Reichstag.
The Reichstag building was pocked with bullet holes and craters, and surrounded by masonry fragments.
A European flag waves in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany.
Fire safety, forest fire suppresion (thanks to special guest via telephone Charles Hill), burning Beatles albums, and the burning of the Reichstag were all at least mentioned.
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