[ eer-uh kh-tuh s ]
/ ˈir əx təs /
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.
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Origin of Oireachtas
< Irish: assembly, festival
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British Dictionary definitions for oireachtas
/ (ˈɛrəkθəs, Gaelic ˈɛrəxtəs) /
Word Origin for Oireachtas
Irish: assembly, from Old Irish airech nobleman
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