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Storting

or Stor·thing

[ stawr-ting, stohr- ]
/ ˈstɔrˌtɪŋ, ˈstoʊr- /
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noun

the parliament of Norway, elected by popular vote, which is divided into the upper house (Lagting, or Lagthing ), comprising one quarter of the members, and the lower house (Odelsting, or Odelsthing ), comprising the rest.

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Origin of Storting

1825–35; from Norwegian, equivalent to stor “great” + ting “assembly, court”; cognate with thing2
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Example sentences from the Web for Storting

  • Petter's father was deputy to the Storting, and had taken to sitting reading the papers of an evening.

    Wanderers|Knut Hamsun

British Dictionary definitions for Storting

Storting

Storthing

/ (ˈstɔːtɪŋ) /

noun

the parliament of NorwaySee also Lagting, Odelsting

Word Origin for Storting

C19: Norwegian, from stor great + thing assembly
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