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Al·thing

 (äl′thĭng, ôl′-)
n.
The parliament of Iceland. It is the oldest assembly in Europe, first convened in 930.

[Old Norse althing, parliament, whole assembly : allr, all; see al- in Indo-European roots + thing, assembly.]

Althing

(ˈælθɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the bicameral parliament of Iceland

Althing

 a whole assembly, specifically, the General Assembly of Iceland.
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Polls published Friday by public broadcaster RUV and the daily Morgunbladid show that the Independence Party could get 17 seats in the 63-seat parliament, the Althingi.
The result should give the Independence Party about 21 seats in Iceland's 63-seat Parliament, the Althingi, with the Left-Greens and Pirates winning 10 each.
Iceland's ability to deal with the massive financial sector, the political situation and political culture played a part as well", in line with the main conclusion of the WGE (see Althingi 2010a and Arnason 2010).
Research Funding: The National Institutes of Health, USA (contract N01-AG-12100), theNational Institute onAging Intramural Research Program, the National Eye Institute USA (Z01-EY000401), National Institutes of Health, Hjartavernd (the Icelandic Heart Association), and Althingi (Icelandic Parliament); the assay of hs-cTnI was supported by a grant from Abbott Diagnostics; P.
Only the Althingi (parliament) can revoke that decision," Arni Pall Arnason, head of the parliamentary group of the largest opposition party, the Social Democrats, said.
The unequivocal and public statements of their right to travel across the US-Canadian border by Coast Salish people at Hozomeen is reminiscent of medieval European law speakers who articulated the law at annual meetings of serfs and nobles, or at summer-time Icelandic gatherings at the Althingi.
On one extreme, the Icelandic Parliament - the Althingi - set up probably the most citizen-led convention ever in 2010, following the financial crash that decimated the country's economy and exposed weaknesses in its constitution.
Delivered to the Althingi (Icelandic Parliament), April 12.
Luckily for the Althingi, additional support was forthcoming from the International Monetary Fund.
The Althingi provided a neutral ground where chieftains from all over Iceland gathered to discuss laws, settle disputes and pass judgment on those who committed infractions.
MP Birgitta Jonsdottir suggested preparing a resolution to be introduced in the Althingi early in 2010.
the ruling chiefs established a republican constitution and an assembly called the Althingi (Alpingi) the oldest parliament in the world.