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Helvetic meaning

Helvetic - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the Helvetii, the ancient inhabitant of the Alps, now Switzerland, or to the modern states and inhabitant of the Alpine regions; as, the Helvetic confederacy; Helvetic states.

Helvetic - examples of usage

  1. He also recognized the Cisalpine, Ligurian, Helvetic, and Batavian Republics, as at present constituted; but their independence, and the liberty of their peoples to choose what form of government they thought fit, were expressly stipulated. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
  2. The central power was vested in a Landamman and other officers appointed yearly by one of the six chief cantons taken in rotation; and a Federal Diet, consisting of twenty- five deputies- one from each of the small cantons, and two from each of the six larger cantons- met to discuss matters of general import, but the balance of power rested with the cantons: further articles regulated the Helvetic debt and declared the independence of Switzerland- as if a land could be independent which furnished more troops to the foreigner than it was allowed to maintain for its own defence. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
  3. At some uncertain date he translated the Helvetic Confession of Faith, and he was more of a Calvinist than a Lutheran. - "John Knox and the Reformation", Andrew Lang.
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