Lagting

or Lag·thing

[ lahg-ting ]
/ ˈlɑgˌtɪŋ /

noun

See under Storting.

Origin of Lagting

1830–40; < Norwegian; compare Old Norse lagthing. See law1, thing2

Storting

or Stor·thing

[ stawr-ting, stohr- ]
/ ˈstɔrˌtɪŋ, ˈstoʊr- /

noun

the parliament of Norway, elected by popular vote, which is divided into the upper house (Lagting), comprising one quarter of the members, and the lower house (Odelsting), comprising the rest.

Origin of Storting

1825–35; < Norwegian, equivalent to stor great + ting assembly, court; cognate with thing2

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British Dictionary definitions for lagting

Lagting

Lagthing

/ (ˈlɑːɡtɪŋ) /

noun

the upper chamber of the Norwegian parliamentSee also Storting, Odelsting

Word Origin for Lagting

Norwegian, from lag law + ting parliament

Storting

Storthing

/ (ˈstɔːtɪŋ) /

noun

the parliament of NorwaySee also Lagting, Odelsting

Word Origin for Storting

C19: Norwegian, from stor great + thing assembly

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