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States-General

[steyts-jen-er-uh l] /ˈsteɪtsˈdʒɛn ər əl/
noun
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.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85
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