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Reichsrat

or Reichsrath

[rahykhs-raht] /ˈraɪxsˌrɑt/
noun
1.
German History. the upper house of the parliament during the period of the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic.
2.
History/Historical. the legislature or parliament in the Austrian division of Austria-Hungary.
Origin of Reichsrat
1855-1860
1855-60; < German: Reich council
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  • No Land may have more than one vote on Committees formed by the Reichsrat.

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  • The Lands shall be represented in the Reichsrat by members of their Governments.

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  • The Reichsrat shall regulate its procedure by Standing Orders.

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  • Bills proposed by the Government require the consent of the Reichsrat.

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  • With the consent of the Reichsrat it may delegate this power to the Minister of Posts.

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  • With the consent of the Reichsrat it may delegate these powers to the competent Minister.

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  • Failing consent of the Reichsrat the provisions of Article 74 apply.

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  • The Government of the Realm, and also each member of the Reichsrat may propose resolutions there.

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  • The Reichsrat shall be kept informed of the course of current business by the Ministers.

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  • Against absolutism, because the law has been interpreted in an unconstitutional manner, without the consent of the Reichsrat.

British Dictionary definitions for Reichsrat

Reichsrat

/German ˈraiçsrat/
noun
1.
the bicameral parliament of the Austrian half of Austria-Hungary (1867–1918)
2.
the council of representatives of state governments within Germany from 1919 to 1934
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