- the legislative body in France before the Revolution of 1789, made up of representatives of the clergy, the nobility, and the third estate
- the legislative assembly of the Netherlands
Also States General
Origin of States-Generaltranslated, translation of French états généraux, Dutch staaten generaal
- A legislative assembly of representatives from the estates of the nation, as opposed to a provincial assembly.
- The legislative assembly in France before the Revolution. Also called Estates-General.
Origin of States-GeneralTranslation of French états généreaux and Dutch Staten-Generaal.