General Court

noun

Definition of General Court

: a legislative assembly; specifically : the state legislature in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

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1628

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General Court

noun

legal Definition of General Court

: a legislative assembly; specifically : the state legislature in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

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