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British Dictionary definitions for volksraad


  1. Southern African the legislative assembly of the Boer republics in South Africa during the latter half of the 19th century

Word Origin

Afrikaans volk people + raad council
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Examples from the Web for volksraad

Historical Examples

  • There was in the Volksraad a liberal minority, which advocated reforms.

    Impressions of South Africa

    James Bryce

  • If the Transvaalers had waited, they would have had their Volksraad and all that they wanted.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Now it was decreed that the courts should be dependent on the Volksraad.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • They were not paid out of the credit voted by the Volksraad.

  • Five days later the Volksraad accepted the final amendments.