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Lagting

or Lag·thing

[lahg-ting]
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noun
  1. See under Storting.

Origin of Lagting

1830–40; < Norwegian; compare Old Norse lagthing. See law1, thing2

Storting

or Stor·thing

[stawr-ting, stohr-]
noun
  1. the parliament of Norway, elected by popular vote, which is divided into the upper house (Lagting), comprising one quarter of the members, and the lower house (Odelsting), comprising the rest.

Origin of Storting

1825–35; < Norwegian, equivalent to stor great + ting assembly, court; cognate with thing2
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British Dictionary definitions for lagting

Lagting

Lagthing

noun
  1. the upper chamber of the Norwegian parliamentSee also Storting, Odelsting

Word Origin

Norwegian, from lag law + ting parliament

Storting

Storthing

noun
  1. the parliament of NorwaySee also Lagting, Odelsting

Word Origin

C19: Norwegian, from stor great + thing assembly
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