Reichsrat

or Reichs·rath

[rahykhs-raht]
noun
  1. German History. the upper house of the parliament during the period of the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic.
  2. History/Historical. the legislature or parliament in the Austrian division of Austria-Hungary.

Origin of Reichsrat

1855–60; < German: Reich council
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Examples from the Web for reichsrat

Historical Examples of reichsrat

  • No Land may have more than one vote on Committees formed by the Reichsrat.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • The Lands shall be represented in the Reichsrat by members of their Governments.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • The Reichsrat shall regulate its procedure by Standing Orders.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • Bills proposed by the Government require the consent of the Reichsrat.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • With the consent of the Reichsrat it may delegate this power to the Minister of Posts.

    The New Germany

    George Young


British Dictionary definitions for reichsrat

Reichsrat

noun
  1. the bicameral parliament of the Austrian half of Austria-Hungary (1867–1918)
  2. the council of representatives of state governments within Germany from 1919 to 1934
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