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Origin of States-General
Words nearby States-General
Example sentences from the Web for States-General
At their meeting in November, the States-General voted to join the league, and the demand was accordingly presented.The American Revolution|John Fiske
It is thought that henceforward there will be no more general councils than there will be states-general in France or Spain.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It is necessary to have unanimous resolutions in the States-General at the Hague.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
Philip the Fair, for his own convenience, summoned the States-General.
But the queen, although no longer so violent, was less phlegmatic than the States-General, and refused to be comforted.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for States-General
- an assembly of the estates of an entire country in contrast to those of a single province
- Also called: Estates General the assembly of the estates of all France, last meeting in 1789
- the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from the 16th to 18th century