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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The president of Interpol is largely involved in oversight of the agency, presiding over meetings of its general assembly and executive committee. Eva Dou, WSJ, "Interpol President Meng Hongwei Resigns After China Says He Is Under Investigation," 7 Oct. 2018 The tent housed a new general assembly line for the Model 3, which the company is calling GA4. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Tesla posts bigger-than-expected loss, bigger-than-expected revenue [Updated]," 1 Aug. 2018 After representatives take the deal back to their home countries, their governments will still have to implement the rules and report back next year at the United Nations general assembly next September. Umair Irfan, Vox, "World leaders are working out a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump," 14 Dec. 2018 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

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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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