- the lower house of the federal legislature of Germany.
Origin of Bundestag
Examples from the Web for bundestag
All the members of the Bundestag were to protect Germany, and each individual State, against every attack.The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany
C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
The Bundestag meeting at the same time called for military measures against the insurgents.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
He aslo, in the constitution for the new confederation, introduced a parliament (Bundestag) elected by universal suffrage.
- (in Germany and formerly in West Germany) the legislative assembly, which is elected by universal adult suffrage and elects the federal chancellor
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.)).
The lower house of the legislature of Germany.