- the former parliament of Denmark, consisting of an upper house and a lower house: replaced in 1953 by the unicameral Folketing.
Origin of Rigsdag
< Danish, equivalent to rigs, genitive of rig kingdom + dag diet, assembly. Cf. Reichstag
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No other outlying Danish territory is represented in the Rigsdag.The Governments of Europe
Frederic Austin Ogg
Some day when the Rigsdag is opening there will be a collapse of diplomats.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912
A candidate for either house of the Rigsdag must have passed the age of twenty-five.
As a spiritual estate, indeed, it had ceased to exist at the Reformation, though still represented in the Rigsdag or diet.
When therefore the Rigsdag rejected the budget, he advised the king to issue another provisional financial decree.