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Althing

[ahl-thing, awl-] /ˈɑl θɪŋ, ˈɔl-/
noun
1.
the parliament of Iceland, consisting of an upper and a lower house.
Origin of Althing
From Old Norse; See origin at all, thing2
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  • And Rolf had no right to the land, being outlawed at the Althing.

  • Then all was quiet until the time came for folk to ride to the Althing.

  • There was no charge to put before the law-givers at Althing.

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  • If he leaves us now he leaves us a poor man, as Althing may well assure itself.

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  • It ordered that the condemned could appeal at Althing against the injustice of his sentence.

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  • What was Althing that it should submit to the whim or the will of any Governor?

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  • And first the Bishop offered prayer for the sitting of Althing that was then to begin.

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    Hall Caine
  • No Althing was held in Iceland in that year of the great eruption of Skaptar.

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  • But, Governor or no Governor, let Althing begin its sitting.

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  • Now men ride to the Althing after their wont, and now both sides are at the Thing.

British Dictionary definitions for Althing

Althing

/ˈælθɪŋ/
noun
1.
the bicameral parliament of Iceland
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