variants or lagthing
plural -s
often capitalized
: a Scandinavian legislative body:
: the upper section of the Norwegian parliament
: the legislature of the Faeroe islands

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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