[ seym ]
/ seɪm /


the unicameral parliament of Poland.

Origin of Sejm

< Polish: assembly < Slavic *sŭjĭmŭ equivalent to *sŭ- with, together + -jĭmŭ, noun derivative of jĭm- v. base meaning “take,” akin to Latin emere to take, buy (cf. consume, redeem) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sejm


/ (seɪm) /


the unicameral legislature of Poland

Word Origin for Sejm

Polish: assembly
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Word Origin and History for sejm



congress of the Polish republic, 1690s, from Polish sejm "assembly," from *syn-imu, literally "a taking together," from *syn- "together" (see syn-) + PIE root *em- "to take" (see exempt).

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