States General

plural noun

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

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“States General.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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