Definition of Bundesrat
: a federal council especially having legislative or executive functions: such as a : the upper house of the German and Austrian parliaments composed of members selected by the state governments b : the chief executive authority of Switzerland consisting of members elected by the Federal Assembly
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Origin and Etymology of bundesrat
German, from bundes (genitive of bund federation) + rat council, advice, from Old High German rāt advice; akin to rātan to advise
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