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Althing

[ahl-thing, awl-] /ˈɑl θɪŋ, ˈɔl-/
noun
1.
the parliament of Iceland, consisting of an upper and a lower house.
Origin of Althing
< Old Norse; see all, thing2
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  • And first the Bishop offered prayer for the sitting of Althing that was then to begin.

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  • Then all was quiet until the time came for folk to ride to the Althing.

  • That you should adjourn this Althing so that every man here present may go out in search of the traitor.

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  • There was no charge to put before the law-givers at Althing.

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  • And Rolf had no right to the land, being outlawed at the Althing.

  • But, Governor or no Governor, let Althing begin its sitting.

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  • He laid the case to the Althing, and then returned to his ship.

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  • What was Althing that it should submit to the whim or the will of any Governor?

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  • Now the time goes on until the last of the summoning days before the Althing came.

  • I asked him whither he was going; he said he had to fare to the Althing.

British Dictionary definitions for Althing

Althing

/ˈælθɪŋ/
noun
1.
the bicameral parliament of Iceland
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