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Grondwet, noun

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, grond foundation, ground + wet law.
historical, Law
The constitution of any of the republics proclaimed by Boers during the nineteenth century. See also wet.
Note:
The constitution of the Republic of Natal was first promulgated in 1838, that of the Orange Free State in 1854, and that of the Transvaal in 1858.
1873 Volkstem 27 Aug.According to our Constitution, the Grondwet, a bill, before coming on for consideration in the Volksraad, must be published for three months in the Staatscourant.
1976 A.R. Willcox Sn Land 200Before resuming the Trek the combined parties hammered out a grondwet (constitution) for their proposed republic.
The constitution of any of the republics proclaimed by Boers during the nineteenth century.

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