General Court

noun

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

Examples of General Court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apple’s latest court fight could be just as longwinded and take several years before any ruling is made by the General Court, which would also be open to appeal. Richard Smirke, Billboard, 22 May 2024 Rulings by the General Court can be appealed to the European Court of Justice. Samuel Petrequin, Fortune Europe, 11 Apr. 2024 Amazon filed an appeal at the EU General Court to challenge the European Commission decision that Amazon meets the criteria and must comply with the new regulations. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 11 July 2023 Remember when the European Commission decided Apple needed to pay $15 billion in Irish back taxes, and the EU’s General Court annulled the decision four years later because the Commission didn’t prove Apple’s cozy Irish tax arrangement gave the company a particular advantage? David Meyer, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2023 This was the first action for damages against Frontex to be brought before the General Court of the European Union, which is part of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Mustafa Salim, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 In its judgment under appeal, the General Court held that the commission had the authority to assess the selectivity of the 2003 APA granted to Amazon by reference to the arm’s-length principle, as set out in the OECD transfer pricing guidelines. Ryan Finley, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Amazon has filed a lawsuit in the European General Court, claiming that it is being targeted because of its size outside the region. Faustine Ngila, Quartz, 12 July 2023 Amazon is the first US company to challenge the General Court’s decision, and it’s expected that other Silicon Valley groups caught up in the legislation will be closely monitoring the situation. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 11 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of General Court was in 1628

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“General Court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/General%20Court. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

General Court

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

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