Odelsting

or O·dels·thing

[ohd-ls-ting]

noun

See under Storting.

Origin of Odelsting

< Norwegian, modern formation from odel (Old Norse ōthal) allodial rights + -s 's1 + ting (Old Norse thing) thing2

Storting

or Stor·thing

[stawr-ting, stohr-]

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 odelsting

Odelsting

Odelsthing

noun

the lower chamber of the Norwegian parliamentSee also Lagting, Storting

Storting

Storthing

noun

the parliament of NorwaySee also Lagting, Odelsting

Word Origin for Storting

C19: Norwegian, from stor great + thing assembly
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