general assembly


Definition of general assembly

1 : the highest governing body in a religious denomination (such as the United Presbyterian Church)
2 : a legislative assembly especially : a U.S. state legislature
3 capitalized G&A : the supreme deliberative body of the United Nations

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African leaders have reciprocated this blossoming engagement, with twice as many presidents attending China’s Africa summit in 2018 than attended the United Nations general assembly in New York. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Inside China’s growing presence in Africa," 29 Aug. 2019 The council was formed in 2006 by a UN general assembly resolution. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Philippines: UN decision to probe drug war 'straight from the mouth of the Queen in Alice in Wonderland'," 11 July 2019 The general assembly, including owners and team presidents, discussed the viability of the franchise and its potential evolution. Albert Breer,, "For Winston and Mariota, 2019 Will Be a Make-or-Break Season," 24 June 2019 High school students gather in a general assembly in 1986 to protest against a bill intended to reform the French Department of Education. Ryan Prior And Erin Davis, CNN, "Bastille Day inspired centuries of civil disobedience in France. Here's why," 13 July 2019 According to Breer, the general assembly at the meeting, which includes owners and team presidents, discussed the show's viability and potential evolution. Charlotte Carroll,, "Future of 'Hard Knocks' Discussed at Most Recent Owners Meeting," 24 June 2019 Spanish collection society Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) failed to make reforms to its statutes during a general assembly of the organization on Monday (June 24). Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Spanish Rights Society SGAE Fails to Make Crucial Reforms to Statutes," 24 June 2019 A week after the larger Southern Baptist Convention met in Birmingham, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship held its annual general assembly this week at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex., "Cooperative Baptists, ‘different kind of Baptist,’ meet at BJCC," 21 June 2019 One of the largest group observances was held at a San Diego High school general assembly this morning led by W.E. Hamman. The Tribune-sun, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: 75 years ago the Allies stormed beachheads in France," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of general assembly

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Legal Definition of general assembly

1 : a legislative assembly especially : a U.S. state legislature
2 capitalized G&A : the supreme deliberative body of the United Nations

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