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diet

in Scots practice
1 the date fixed by a court for hearing a case.
2 a single session of a court.

DIET. An assembly held by persons having authority to manage the public affairs of the nation. In Germany, such assemblies are known by this name:

References in classic literature ?
The Protestant and Catholic cantons have since had their separate diets, where all the most important concerns are adjusted, and which have left the general diet little other business than to take care of the common bailages.
I should,'' replied Athelstane, ``hold very humble diet a luxury at present; and it astonishes me, noble Cedric, that you can bear so truly in mind the memory of past deeds, when it appeareth you forget the very hour of dinner.
Provisions were extremely scarce; their chief sustenance was portable soup; a meagre diet for weary pedestrians.
Let him sequester himself, from the company of his countrymen, and diet in such places, where there is good company of the nation where he travelleth.
Nothing," said Rosa; "the doctor is explaining to me what diet you are to keep.
Then the radical change in our diet was not good for us.
I regret to add, that he wrote, also, 'The Buzzard's Feast,' in which a carrion diet is contumeliously disparaged.
With her help, they had placed him on an entirely new diet.
Beside, there is something essentially unclean about this diet and all flesh, and I began to see where housework commences, and whence the endeavor, which costs so much, to wear a tidy and respectable appearance each day, to keep the house sweet and free from all ill odors and sights.
And with such a diet they may be expected to live in peace and health to a good old age, and bequeath a similar life to their children after them.
In Roeskilde, too, the members of the Danish Diet assemble.
The doctor had put him on a diet, and he had to be satisfied with a small hare dressed with a dozen young and tender spring chickens.