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Althing

[ahl-thing, awl-]
noun
  1. the parliament of Iceland, consisting of an upper and a lower house.
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Origin of Althing

From Old Norse; see origin at all, thing2
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Examples from the Web for althing

Historical Examples

  • And Rolf had no right to the land, being outlawed at the Althing.

    The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow

    Allen French

  • 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.

    The Bondman

    Hall Caine

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

    The Bondman

    Hall Caine

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

    The Bondman

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for althing

Althing

noun
  1. the bicameral parliament of Iceland
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