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(Serbo-Croatian), a representative body in several South Slavic nations.

In Croatia, the Sabor was first convoked in 1273, in the northern part of the country. Beginning in the 16th century, it was an all-Croatian institution; it existed until December 1918. The Sabor included representatives of the nobility, gentry, clergy, and free royal cities; its presiding officer was the ban of Croatia. The Sabor dealt with questions of domestic policy.

In 1848 the Sabor called for the separation of Croatia and Slavonia from the Kingdom of Hungary and a federated Haps-burg Empire. After 1848 the Sabor was no longer an institution of the Croatian estates; that is, heads of peasant households were permitted to cast votes in indirect, two-tiered elections to the Sabor. The Croatian-Hungarian Agreement of 1868 gave the Sabor limited legislative functions in administration, education, and judicial and ecclesiastical matters; the Sabor also received the right to vote on its own budget. Decisions of the Sabor had to be confirmed by the Austrian emperor. In 1870, 6–7 percent of the male population of Croatia had the right to vote in elections to the Sabor, and in 1910 approximately 30 percent.

In Dalmatia, the Sabor was created in 1861. The Croatian and Serbian liberals obtained a majority in the Sabor of 1870 as a result of the struggle against the Italian bourgeoisie and bureaucracy. The Sabor in Dalmatia was abolished on Dec. 1, 1918.

The parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia is called the Sabor.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But of the two evils his quick mind chose the lesser ere the first note of Sabor's scream had scarce broken the quiet of the jungle, and before the great beast had covered half her leap Tarzan felt the chill waters close above his head.
Instead he raised his voice in the call of distress common to his tribe, adding to it the warning which would prevent would-be rescuers from running into the clutches of Sabor.
In the lead was Kala, for she had recognized the tones of her best beloved, and with her was the mother of the little ape who lay dead beneath cruel Sabor.
If he could catch his fellow apes with his long arm of many grasses, why not Sabor, the lioness?
Sabor, the lioness, recognizing from a distance the scent of her lord and master intermingled with that of a Tarmangani and the hide of Horta, the boar, trotted through the aisles of the forest to investigate.
Tarzan was upon the point of prodding him on again when Sabor broke into view, and behind her the ape-man saw that which gave him instant pause--four full-grown lions trailing the lioness.
They saw the giant ape-man pick the heavy German from the ground and shake him as a terrier might shake a rat--as Sabor, the lioness, sometimes shakes her prey.
There was nothing but dead twigs and branches at hand, but these he flung at the upturned, snarling face of Sabor just as his father had before him twenty years ago, when as a boy he too had taunted and tantalized the great cats of the jungle.
"For the Gomangani there is another Gomangani," he said; "for Numa, the lion, there is Sabor, the lioness; for Sheeta there is a she of his own kind; for Bara, the deer; for Manu, the monkey; for all the beasts and the birds of the jungle is there a mate.
Sabor Bisaya, a food exposition and culinary competition held every two years, is part of HRANO's initiatives to address pressing challenges in the culinary industry.
"We are raising a glass to all culinary students and professionals who continue to make delicious creations from old-time favorites to new dishes, by supporting Sabor Bisaya," he added.