lagting

noun

lag·​ting
variants or lagthing
ˈlägˌtiŋ
plural -s
often capitalized
: a Scandinavian legislative body:
a
: the upper section of the Norwegian parliament
b
: the legislature of the Faeroe islands

Word History

Etymology

Norwegian lagting, from lag company, society (from Old Norse, layer, due place, lög, plural, law) + ting parliament, thing (from Old Norse thing)

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“Lagting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lagting. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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