Usage examples for Raad

  1. To us English, the most astonishing feature, to begin with, of this Constitution, is that it places the power of the Judiciary below that of the Raad or Legislative Body. – Native Races and the War by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
  2. President Kruger, who has held office since 1881, was chiefly instrumental in passing these laws, for his force of character, long experience of affairs, and services in the crisis of 1877- 81 gave him immense power over the Raad, in which he constantly spoke, threatening the members with the loss of national independence unless they took steps to stem the rising tide of foreign influence. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  3. The Chief Justice, a distinguished lawyer, and his colleagues felt bound to resist what they thought an unconstitutional stretch of power by the Raad. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  4. The republicans of Potchefstroom had taken the title of The South African Republic, but their Raad maintained authority only over a small district; Lydenburg, Zoutpansberg, Utrecht, formed themselves into independent republics. – Boer Politics by Yves Guyot
  5. It seems that one day recently the members of the Raad found themselves in want of debatable motions, and it fell to the lot of one of their number to save the situation. – The Boer in Peace and War by Arthur M. Mann
  6. It interests the visitor to note that on the right hand of the chair of the presiding officer there is another chair, on the same level, for the President of the Republic, while to the right there are seats for the five members of the Executive Council, and to the left five others for the heads of the administrative departments, though none of these eleven is a member of the Raad. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  7. Long before the war broke out there was presented to President Kruger and his Raad a petition for redress of grievances signed, as already stated, by adult male Outlanders that are said to have outnumbered the total Boer male population at that time of the whole Transvaal. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  8. The Chairman of the Raad, General Lucas Meyer, fresh from the battlefield, attracted the attention of the throng by announcing the arrival of the President. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  9. Near Thaba N'Chu was the residence of John Steyl, a member of the Free State Raad, whose wife frequently had more than one hundred burgher guests at one meal. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  10. This Second Raad, however, is limited to the consideration of certain specified subjects, not including taxation, and its acts can be overruled by the First Volksraad, while its assent is not required to the acts of that body. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  11. There are no laws, there are only the caprices of the Raad. – Native Races and the War by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
  12. A general discussion followed, but it was ultimately allowed that this matter did not come within the jurisdiction of that Raad. – The Boer in Peace and War by Arthur M. Mann