Oireachtas

[eer-uhkh-tuh s]
noun
  1. the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, consisting of the president, the Dail Eireann, and the Seanad Eireann.
  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for oireachtas

Oireachtas

noun
  1. the parliament of the Republic of Ireland, consisting of the president, the Dáil Éireann, and the Seanad ÉireannSee also Dáil Éireann, Seanad Éireann

Word Origin for Oireachtas

Irish: assembly, from Old Irish airech nobleman
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