n. pl. Land·tag·e (-tä′gə)
1. The legislative assembly of many German-speaking polities, including most German states.
2. A diet or assembly in some German states in the 19th century.
[German : Land, country (from Middle High German lant; see LANDSMAN2) + Tag, day, diet, assembly (from Middle High German, from Old High German, influenced by Medieval Latin diēta, diet; see agh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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