Definition of Reichstag in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrīkˌstaɡ/ /ˈraɪkˌstæɡ/

proper noun

  • 1The main legislature of the German state under the Second and Third Reichs.

    1. 1.1The building in which the main German legislature met from 1894 until it was badly damaged by fire on the Nazi accession to power in 1933. After German reunification the building was renovated and in 1999 it became the meeting place of the German parliament.


German, from Reichs ‘of the empire’ + Tag ‘diet’ (see diet).