States-general

Definition of States-general

States´-gen´er`al   Pronunciation: stāts´jĕn´ẽr`al
n.1.In France, before the Revolution, the assembly of the three orders of the kingdom, namely, the clergy, the nobility, and the third estate, or commonalty.
2.In the Netherlands, the legislative body, composed of two chambers.
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