Estates General

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États généraux (French) or Estates-General was an early French assembly of representatives. It first met in 1302 and met irregularly until 1789 at the call of the King. It consisted of the representatives of the three main états, the high clergy, the high nobility and the Third Estate. Its chief function was to approve the King's revenue proposals.[1]


  1. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-11.