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[boo n-duh s-tahg; German boo n-duh s-tahk] /ˈbʊn dəsˌtɑg; German ˈbʊn dəsˌtɑk/
the lower house of the federal legislature of Germany.
Origin of Bundestag
1875-80; < German: federal assembly, equivalent to Bundes, genitive of Bund federation + -tag, derivative of tagen to meet, assemble; see diet2 Unabridged
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(in Germany and formerly in West Germany) the legislative assembly, which is elected by universal adult suffrage and elects the federal chancellor
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C19: German, from Bund federation + -tag, from tagen to meet
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Word Origin and History for Bundestag

German federal council, 1879, from German Bundestag, from genitive of Bund "league, confederacy, association" (related to English band (n.2) and bind (v.)) + tag, literally "day;" as a verb, tagen, meaning "to sit in conference" (see day; also cf. adjourn). Hence also Bundesrat, from rat, rath "council" (see read (v.)).

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Bundestag [(boon-duhs-tahg)]

The lower house of the legislature of Germany.

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