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Bundesrat

(ˈbʊndəsˌrɑːt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Germany and formerly in West Germany) the council of state ministers with certain legislative and administrative powers, representing the state governments at federal level
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Austria) an assembly with some legislative power that represents state interests at the federal level
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Switzerland) the executive council of the confederation
4. (Historical Terms) (in the German empire from 1871–1918) the council representing the governments of the constituent states, with administrative, judicial, and legislative powers
[C19: German, from Bund federation + Rat council]
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