lagting

noun, often capitalized
lag·​ting
variants: or lagthing \ ˈlägˌtiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of lagting

: a Scandinavian legislative body:
a : the upper section of the Norwegian parliament
b : the legislature of the Faeroe islands

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History and Etymology for lagting

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 15 Oct. 2021.

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