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States General

noun plural

Definition of STATES GENERAL

1
:  the assembly of the three orders of clergy, nobility, and third estate in France before the French Revolution
2
:  the legislature of the Netherlands from the 15th century to 1796

First Known Use of STATES GENERAL

1585

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