[steyts-jen-er-uh l]
  1. the parliament of the Netherlands, consisting of an upper chamber (First Chamber) and a lower chamber (Second Chamber).
  2. French History. the legislative body in France before the French Revolution.

Origin of States-General

First recorded in 1575–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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