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  1. Southern African the legislative assembly of the Boer republics in South Africa during the latter half of the 19th century
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Word Origin

Afrikaans volk people + raad council
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Examples from the Web for volksraad

Historical Examples

  • There was in the Volksraad a liberal minority, which advocated reforms.

    Impressions of South Africa

    James Bryce

  • If the Transvaalers had waited, they would have had their Volksraad and all that they wanted.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Now it was decreed that the courts should be dependent on the Volksraad.

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • They were not paid out of the credit voted by the Volksraad.

  • Five days later the Volksraad accepted the final amendments.