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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.
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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Examples for Bundestag
  • Accordingly, each voter has two votes in the elections to the Bundestag.
British Dictionary definitions for Bundestag


(in Germany and formerly in West Germany) the legislative assembly, which is elected by universal adult suffrage and elects the federal chancellor
Word Origin
C19: German, from Bund federation + -tag, from tagen to meet
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Word Origin and History for Bundestag
Ger. federal council, 1879, from Ger., from gen. of Bund "league, confederacy, association" (related to Eng. band (2) and bind) + tag, lit. "day;" as a verb, tagen, meaning "to sit in conference" (c.f. adjourn).
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Bundestag in Culture
Bundestag [(boon-duhs-tahg)]

The lower house of the legislature of Germany.

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