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Oireachtas

[ eer-uhkh-tuhs ]
/ ˈir əx təs /
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noun

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

Oireachtas
/ (ˈɛrəkθəs, Gaelic ˈɛrəxtəs) /

noun

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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