noun Bun·des·rat \ˈbu̇ndəsˌrät, G -räät\

Definition of Bundesrat



  1. :  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 — more at read

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