States General


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States General

pl n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the bicameral legislature of the Netherlands
2. (Historical Terms) history
a. an assembly of the estates of an entire country in contrast to those of a single province
b. Also called: Estates General the assembly of the estates of all France, last meeting in 1789
c. the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from the 16th to 18th century
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Noun1.States General - assembly of the estates of an entire country especially the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from 16th to 18th centuries
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
Estates General - assembly of the estates of all France; last meeting in 1789
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15) (Months later, the States General would come to much the same conclusion in their official abjuration of Philip II, the Plakkaat van Verlatinge, which accused the Spanish monarch of seeking "to abolish all the privileges of the country and have it tyrannically governed by Spaniards like the Indies.