Oireachtas

[ eer-uhkh-tuhs ]

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

1
<Irish: assembly, festival

Words Nearby Oireachtas

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How to use Oireachtas in a sentence

  • Sittings of each House of the Parliament/Oireachtas shall be public.

    The Irish Constitution | Darrell Figgis
  • The Parliament/Oireachtas shall sit in or near the city of Dublin or in such other place as from time to time it may determine.

    The Irish Constitution | Darrell Figgis
  • The Parliament/Oireachtas shall hold at least one session each year.

    The Irish Constitution | Darrell Figgis
  • The Parliament/Oireachtas may provide for the initiation by the people of proposals for laws or constitutional amendments.

    The Irish Constitution | Darrell Figgis
  • A judge shall not be eligible to sit in Parliament/Oireachtas, and shall not hold any other office or position of emolument.

    The Irish Constitution | Darrell Figgis

British Dictionary definitions for Oireachtas

Oireachtas

/ (ˈɛrəkθəs, Gaelic ˈɛrəxtəs) /


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

Origin of Oireachtas

1
Irish: assembly, from Old Irish airech nobleman

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