Volks·​raad | \ ˈfōlksˌrät \
plural -s

Definition of Volksraad

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Volksraad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volksraad. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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