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Odelsting

[ohd-ls-ting] /ˈoʊd lsˌtɪŋ/
noun
1.
See under Storting.
Also, Odelsthing.
Origin
< Norwegian, modern formation from odel (Old Norse ōthal) allodial rights + -s 's1 + ting (Old Norse thing) thing2

Storting

[stawr-ting, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌtɪŋ, ˈstoʊr-/
noun
1.
the parliament of Norway, elected by popular vote, which is divided into the upper house (Lagting) comprising one quarter of the members, and the lower house (Odelsting) comprising the rest.
Also, Storthing.
Origin
1825-35; < Norwegian, equivalent to stor great + ting assembly, court; cognate with thing2
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British Dictionary definitions for Odelsting

Odelsting

/ˈəʊdəlsˌtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the lower chamber of the Norwegian parliament See also Lagting, Storting

Storting

/ˈstɔːtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the parliament of Norway See also Lagting, Odelsting
Word Origin
C19: Norwegian, from stor great + thing assembly
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