Storthing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Storthing The Parliament of Norway, chosen by indirect election once in three years, but holding annual sessions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Storthing stōr′ting the legislative assembly of Norway.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Norw. storting,; stor, great + ting, court, court of justice; cf. Dan. ting, thing,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Norw. stor, great, thing, assembly.

Usage

In literature:

I was fortunate enough to be in Christiania at the time when the Storthing was sitting.
"Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North" by Ida Pfeiffer
More than half of the Storthing is made up of members of this rank in life.
"Ticket No. "9672"" by Jules Verne
In the year 1874 the Norwegian Storthing conferred upon Jonas Lie an annual "poet's salary" of about six hundred dollars.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
The Storthing, naturally enough, rejected the proposition.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
How is it possible then, that the Norwegian government in the Storthing could interpret the Communique as it did?
"The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis" by Karl Nordlund
The thirteenth Storthing (National Congress) of NORWAY, was opened on the 11th of February by King Oscar in person.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
There is a weekly line of steamers, established by the Storthing (Legislative Assembly), to Hammerfest and around the North Cape.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
The meetings of the Storthing are independent of the king, not even requiring a writ of assemblage from him.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Since the Norwegian men have active and passive suffrage in parliamentary elections, the women also made their demands to the Storthing.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
The Storthing accorded him an annual pension for his services to literature.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
The Record Office (Riksarkivet) was then in the same clump of buildings as the Storthing House.
"Aspects and Impressions" by Edmund Gosse
Armed force to exceed 18,000 unlawful without the consent of Storthing.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
The connection between the lower and higher schools was not at all satisfactory until 1896, when the Storthing readjusted the system.
"The School System of Norway" by David Allen Anderson
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