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Althing

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
24 words
Althing

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
24 words
ALTH

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
5 words

... [Finance] Allos Therapeutics,...

Tynwald

Tynwald  

Meaning the assembly field, is an institution unique to the Isle of Man and is the successor of the Norse meeting of freemen. The Tynwald shares with the Icelandic Althing the claim to be the oldest ...
Gizur of Iceland

Gizur of Iceland  

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Religion
(d. 1117),bishop. Harold Hardrada, the notable Norwegian military leader, described Gizur as fit to be a king, a leader of Vikings, or a bishop. Gizur followed his grandfather, also called Gizur, and ...
Thorlákr Thórhallsson

Thorlákr Thórhallsson  

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(1133–93),bishop in Iceland. Born of an aristocratic family, Thorlac became a priest in his early twenties and studied at Paris and Lincoln for about ten years. In 1161 he returned to Iceland and ...
Iceland

Iceland  

A Nordic country which, despite its small population and its inhospitable climate, has succeeded in achieving a remarkably high standard of living.Danish rule (up to 1944)Under Danish sovereignty ...
Thingvellir

Thingvellir (Iceland)   Quick reference

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
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2018

...Thingvellir , Iceland Derived from thing ‘assembly’ and vella ‘to spurt’, a reference to where the Althing ‘Parliament’ met in 930–1798 , and the local geysers. This was on the northern end of Lake Thingvallavatn ‘Assembly Plains Lake’ from thing, völlur ‘plains’, and vatn ...

Tynwald

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
40 words

..., meaning the assembly field, is an institution unique to the Isle of Man and is the successor of the Norse meeting of freemen. The Tynwald shares with the Icelandic Althing the claim to be the oldest surviving parliamentary...

Tynwald

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
94 words

...by the president of Tynwald, the lieutenant-governor, the bishop, the deemsters, the Legislative Council, and the House of Keys . Its main task is to ratify or approve laws and to appoint boards which serve as administrative committees. The Tynwald shares with the Icelandic Althing the claim to be the oldest surviving parliamentary institution. J. A....

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