States-General(redirected from Statesgeneral)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Statesgeneral: Stadtholder
1. A legislative assembly of representatives from the estates of the nation, as opposed to a provincial assembly.
2. The legislative assembly in France before the Revolution. Also called Estates-General.
[Translation of French états généreaux and Dutch Staten-Generaal.]
1. the parliament of the Netherlands.
2. the legislative body in France before the French Revolution.