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[boo n-duh s-tahg; German boo n-duh s-tahk]
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  1. the lower house of the federal legislature of Germany.
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Origin of Bundestag

1875–80; < German: federal assembly, equivalent to Bundes, genitive of Bund federation + -tag, derivative of tagen to meet, assemble; see diet2
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  1. (in Germany and formerly in West Germany) the legislative assembly, which is elected by universal adult suffrage and elects the federal chancellor
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Word Origin

C19: German, from Bund federation + -tag, from tagen to meet
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Word Origin and History for bundestag



German federal council, 1879, from German Bundestag, from genitive of Bund "league, confederacy, association" (related to English band (n.2) and bind (v.)) + tag, literally "day;" as a verb, tagen, meaning "to sit in conference" (see day; also cf. adjourn). Hence also Bundesrat, from rat, rath "council" (see read (v.)).

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bundestag in Culture



The lower house of the legislature of Germany.

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