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 Legislation to remove SROs from schools were rejected in the general assembly and Carroll’s program remains. Kristen Griffith,, 17 June 2021 Legislation that would allow Connecticut’s college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness will be considered in the state general assembly this week. Dom Amore,, 31 May 2021 Starting April 26, the plant's general assembly moved from three shifts to two shifts, GM spokesman David Barnas said. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2021 If that doesn't happen, Rokita wants the judge to kick the can down the road by freezing all proceedings until 30 days after this year's general assembly session ends. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 28 May 2021 In 1979, the United Nations general assembly adopted the international CEDAW. Suzy Salman Kanoo, Forbes, 4 May 2021 That bill, the Medical Debt Protection Act, has been passed by the state's general assembly but has yet to be signed into law by the governor. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2021 Cannon was hit with two felony charges after the arrest—felony obstruction and preventing or disrupting general assembly session—which could have carried an eight-year prison sentence if she was convicted. Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The organisation was due to hold a general assembly in the UAE last year where the 194 member states would elect its next president, but the meeting was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dominic Dudley, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of general assembly

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“General assembly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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