noun French History.
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The parliament, in justifying its opposition, had declared that taxes in France could be laid only by the Estates-General.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
By the estates-general they meant the same body before which, in 1555, Charles had resigned his sovereignty to Philip.
To assemble the estates-general was idle, if they were to be forbidden the settlement of the great question at issue.
This done, the remaining matters could be disposed of by the assembly of the estates-general.
To enunciate these demands categorically, a deputation of the estates-general came to Luxemburg.