States General

plural noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of States General was in 1575

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“States General.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/States%20General. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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