One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(The name of) the legislature of Denmark between 1849 and 1953, a body which consisted of two chambers, the Landsting and the Folketing.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New Monthly Magazine. From Danish Rigsdag, specifically use of rigsdag national assembly from the genitive of rige + dag diet, conference (specifically use of dag), after German Reichstag Reichstag.
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