noun French History.
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Example sentences from the Web for estates general
To enunciate these demands categorically, a deputation of the estates-general came to Luxemburg.
To assemble the estates-general was idle, if they were to be forbidden the settlement of the great question at issue.
The placards and ordinances against heresy should be suspended until the Estates-General had decided on the matter.Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598, Fifth Edition|A. H. (Arthur Henry) Johnson
While these matters were in progress, an important movement was made by the estates-general.
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