Volksraad

noun Volks·raad \ ˈfōlksˌrät \

Definition of Volksraad

plural -s
:parliament, legislature: such as
a :the legislative assembly of the South African Republic before it became the Transvaal province of the Union of South Africa
b :the legislative assembly of the Orange Free State before it became a province of the Union of South Africa
c :the legislative assembly of the Dutch East Indies

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Origin and Etymology of volksraad

Afrikaans, from Dutch volks (genitive of volk people, from Middle Dutch volc, follc) + raad council; akin to Old High German folc people


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