[eer-uh kh-tuh s]
- the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, consisting of the president, the Dail Eireann, and the Seanad Eireann.
- an annual assembly, usually in Dublin, held by Gaelic-speaking people to celebrate, exhibit, and encourage the use of the Gaelic language, traditions, and arts.
Origin of Oireachtas
< Irish: assembly, festival
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Word Origin for Oireachtas
Irish: assembly, from Old Irish airech nobleman
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