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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As a new general assembly system is being installed, work has been exported outside to a giant tent. Russ Mitchell,, "Tesla drops reservation system, opens Model 3 orders to anybody," 10 July 2018 The group gathered in Kansas City, Kan., after a Unitarian Universalist general assembly meeting in Kansas City earlier in the day. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Dozens celebrate Juneteenth in KCK, call for criminal justice reform," 19 June 2018 Legislation that would have protected parts of the state forests from logging failed in the general assembly. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "A lack of trees might hurt Indianapolis’ growth. Here’s why.," 4 June 2018 However, dissenting lawmakers could still force a parliamentary vote at a general assembly next month. Francis Whittaker /, NBC News, "The end of memes? Campaigners dismayed at European internet ruling," 24 June 2018 Eleven members abstained Tuesday so suspension will have to wait until a special general assembly meeting, and Venezuela could withdraw on its own before then. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Latin Americans Against Venezuela," 7 June 2018 Most of the permits Tesla obtained in the past two years focused on projects within the main factory building, handling the car’s body and general assembly. David R. Baker,, "Tesla’s rush to crank up production revealed in building permits," 28 June 2018 Beyond the parcoursup reform and the student movement, another point that has come up at the general assemblies is the violence that has ocurred in some French universities when police has intervened. Jacob Carpenter, Houston Chronicle, "TEA waives passing requirement for students hit by STAAR glitches," 24 May 2018 Warmbier died a few days later, and Trump has highlighted his death in several major speeches, including the State of the Union address in January and remarks to the South Korean general assembly last fall., "Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un again," 9 May 2018

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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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