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

Examples of general assembly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The North Carolina Supreme Court in February ruled that the maps offered by the state general assembly were partisan gerrymanders, violating free speech, free assembly and equal protection provisions of the state constitution. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 30 June 2022 So the rest of the state, the conservationists are calling on Ohio general assembly to develop climate change policy because a lot more hot days are coming. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 17 June 2022 The company has resumed manufacturing of battery modules and electric motors and started a few general assembly lines, the report said, without providing details on production capacity. Fortune, 19 Apr. 2022 Spring Hill’s paint and body shops were expanded and the general assembly was upgraded with new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2022 Raisi, who has been part of the UAE's police force since 1980 and serves as inspector general at the country's ministry of interior, received 68.9% of the vote at Interpol's general assembly in Istanbul. Cnn Staff, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 Lansky was one of more than 30 people gathered Monday evening outside the Clinton Presidential Center to hold a general assembly and celebrate the six-month anniversary of the movement in Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 17 Apr. 2022 Kind of stunning silence there from the [00:10:00] general assembly. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 7 Apr. 2022 Following the general assembly, Lasseter’s football and basketball teammates met with head football coach Michael Davis and assistant Ethan Jones, who is also a youth minister. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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