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In politics, a diet is a formal deliberative assembly. The term is derived from Medieval Latin dietas, and ultimately comes from the Latin dies, "day". The word came to be used in this sense because assemblies met on a daily basis which is reflected in the German language use of Tagung (Meeting) and -tag (day, as in Montag, or parliament, as in Bundestag)[citation needed]. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... A deliberative assembly is an organization, comprised of members, that uses a parliamentary procedure for making decisions. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... Type Lower house President of the Bundestag Dr. Norbert Lammert, CDU since October 18, 2005 Members 614 Political groups Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union of Bavaria Bloc (226) Social Democratic Party of Germany (222) Free Democratic Party (61) The Left. ...


Historic uses

In this sense, it commonly refers to the Reichstag assemblies of the Holy Roman Empire; see Reichstag (institution), Diet of Augsburg, Diet of Nuremberg, Diet of Regensburg, Diet of Speyer and Diet of Worms. This article is about the medieval empire. ... The Reichstag (German for Imperial Diet) was the parliament of the Holy Roman Empire, the North German Confederation, and of Germany until 1945. ... Reading of the Confessio Augustana by Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg, 1530 The Diet of Augsburg were the meetings of the Reichstag of the Holy Roman Empire in the German city of Augsburg. ... The Diet of Nuremberg is often called the Imperial Diet at Nuremberg. ... The term Diet of Speyer refers to any of several sessions of the Diet of the Holy Roman Empire when it chose to meet in the city of Speyer, Germany. ... For other uses, see Diet of Worms (disambiguation). ...


Since the Second Peace of Thorn of 1466, a German language[citation needed] Prussian diet Landtag was held in the lands of Royal Prussia, a province of Poland in personal union with the King of Poland. The Second Treaty of ToruÅ„ or the Second Treaty of Thorn, (also Peace of ToruÅ„ 1466; German: , Polish: ) was a peace treaty signed in the Hanseatic city of ToruÅ„ (Thorn) on October 19, 1466 between the Polish king, the Prussian cities, and the duke of Pomerania on one side, and... A Landtag (Diet) is a representative assembly or parliament in German speaking countries with some legislative authority. ... Map of Royal Prussia (light pink) History  - Established October 19, 1466  - Loss of autonomy 1 July 1569  - Annexed August 5, 1772 Royal Prussia (German: ; Polish: ) was a province of the Kingdom of Poland and then the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1772. ... Poland was ruled by dukes (c. ...


The assemblies of the Hungarian nobility, customarily called together every three years in Pozsony, were also called "Diéta" in the Habsburg Empire before the 1848 revolution. , Nickname: Beauty on the Danube, City of peace Country  Slovakia Region Districts 5  - Bratislava I  - Bratislava II  - Bratislava III  - Bratislava IV  - Bratislava V Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft... Anthem Volkshymne (Peoples Anthem) The Austrian Empire Capital Vienna Language(s) German Hungarian Romanian Czech Slovakian Slovenian Croatian Serbian Italian Polish Ruthenian Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy History  - Established 1804  - Ausgleich 1867 The Crown of the Austrian Emperor The Austrian Empire (German: ) was a modern era successor empire founded... (Redirected from 1848 Revolution) —Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections The European Revolutions of 1848, in some countries known as the Spring of Nations, were the bloody consequences of a variety of changes that had been taking place in Europe in the first half of the 19th century. ...


The Riksdag of the Estates was the diet of the four estates of Sweden, from the 15th century until 1866. The Diet of Finland was the successor to the Riksdag of the Estates in the Grand Duchy of Finland, from 1809 to 1906. The Riksdag of the Estates, or Ståndsriksdagen, was the name used for the Estates of the Swedish realm, or Rikets ständer, when they were assembled. ... The Porvoo Diet is opened by Alexander I The Diet of Finland (Finnish Suomen maapäivät, later valtiopäivät; Swedish Finlands Lantdagar), was the legislative assembly of the Grand Duchy of Finland from 1809 to 1906 and the heir of the powers of the Swedish Riksdag of the... The Grand Duchy of Finland was a state that existed 1809–1917 as part of the Russian Empire. ...


The Swiss Diet was known as Tagsatzung. Tagsatzung of 1531 in Baden (1790s drawing). ...


In other countries the name of the comparable assembly came from the generality of the States: The word States-General, or Estates-General, refers in English to : the Etats-Généraux of France before the French Revolution the Staten-Generaal of the United Provinces and present-day Netherlands. ...

Flag of the Seventeen Provinces The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 15th century and 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of the West of... The Estates-General (Staten-Generaal) is the parliament of the Netherlands. ... In France under the Ancien Régime, the States-General or Estates-General (in French: États-Généraux), was an assembly of the different classes of French citizenry. ... The Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia ) is the institution in which the self-government of Catalonia is politically organised. ... Capital Valencia Official languages Valencian (Catalan) and Spanish (Castilian) Area  – total  – % of Spain Ranked 8th  23 255 km²  4,6% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 4th  4 326 708  10,3%  186,05/km² Demonym  – English  – Valencian  – Spanish  Valencian  valencià/valenciana  valenciano/valenciana Statute of Autonomy July 10... The Cortes Generales (Spanish for General Courts) is the legislature of Spain. ...

Current use

  • The modern German parliament, called the Bundestag, literally means "Federal Diet"; the derivation is that "-tag" (in that form, only used as a second part of a compositum) in German means "assembly," indicating the Latin-derived meaning. The term is rarely if ever translated into English in English-language texts, even on first reference.
  • The parliaments of the German federated states (Länder) are mostly named Landtag, literally means " State Diet".
  • The name of the Swedish parliament is the Riksdag, which being cognate to German Reichstag literally means "Assembly of the Realm" or "Assembly of the Empire."
  • The Japanese Parliament (the Kokkai) is conventionally called the Diet in English, indicating the heavy Prussian influence on the Meiji Constitution, Japan's first modern written constitution.
  • Some universities refer to the period of formal examination and the conclusion of an academic term as an examination diet.

Type Lower house President of the Bundestag Dr. Norbert Lammert, CDU since October 18, 2005 Members 614 Political groups Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union of Bavaria Bloc (226) Social Democratic Party of Germany (222) Free Democratic Party (61) The Left. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A Landtag (Diet) is a representative assembly or parliament in German speaking countries with some legislative authority. ... This article is about the Parliament of Sweden. ... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The National Diet of Japan ) is Japans legislature. ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... Jōyu (上諭) - The Emperors words (1) The Constitution of the Empire of Japan ), more commonly known as the Imperial or Meiji Constitution, was the fundamental law of the Empire of Japan from 29 November 1889 until 2 May 1947. ...

See also

The word States-General, or Estates-General, refers in English to : the Etats-Généraux of France before the French Revolution the Staten-Generaal of the United Provinces and present-day Netherlands. ... A Landtag (Diet) is a representative assembly or parliament in German speaking countries with some legislative authority. ... Palais Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt was the seat of the Federal Assembly of the German Confederation The Federal Assembly (German: Bundesversammlung) was the only central institution of the German Confederation from 1815 until 1848, and from 1850 until 1866. ...

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Diet (assembly) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
In politics, a Diet is a formal deliberative assembly.
The Riksdag of the Estates was the diet of the four estates of Sweden, from the 15th century until 1866.
The Diet of Finland, was the successor to the Riksdag of the Estates in the Grand Duchy of Finland, from 1809 to 1918.
DIET - LoveToKnow Article on DIET (2497 words)
It is from the assembly of magnates that the diet of medieval Germany springs.
The last diet which issued a regular recess (Reichs~2bschiedthe term applied to the acta of the diet, as formally compiled and enunciated at its dissolution) was that of Regensburg in 1654.
As to the local prison dietary, its application is based on (I) the principle of variation of diet with length of sentence; (2) the system of progressive dietary; (3) the distinction between hard labor diets and non-hard labor diets; (4) the differentiation of diet according to age and sex.
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