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States-General

[steyts-jen-er-uh l]
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  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.
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Origin of States-General

First recorded in 1575–85
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