Bundesrat

noun
Bun·​des·​rat | \ ˈbu̇ndəsˌrät, G -räät \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Bundesrat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bundesrat. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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