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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.


Reichsrat

/ ˈraiçsrat /

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Reichsrat1

1855–60; < German: Reich council
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Example Sentences

The Government shall, with the consent of the Reichsrat, establish regulations and rates for the use of communications.

The number of votes shall be determined afresh by the Reichsrat after each general census.

The competent Committees of the Reichsrat shall be consulted by the Ministers in matters of importance.

A member of the Government of the Realm shall preside over the meetings of the Reichsrat.

The assent of the Reichsrat is requisite where the execution of a national law rests with the Government of a Land.

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