General Court


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General Court

n.
1. A legislative body having judicial powers in colonial New England.
2. The state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire.

Gen′eral Court′


n.
1. the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire.
2. (in colonial New England) any of various local assemblies having both legislative and judicial powers.
[1620–30, Amer.]
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To supply the demand, the General Court passed a law for establishing a coinage of shillings, sixpences, and threepences.
I should want to stand well with my neighbors and be called Squire, and sent to General Court for a term or two; for a plain, honest man may do as much good there as a lawyer.
The deacons of many a church have drunk the communion wine with me; the selectmen of divers towns make me their chairman; and a majority of the Great and General Court are firm supporters of my interest.
It must be for the Great and General Court to determine, whether stripes and long imprisonment, and other grievous penalty, may atone for his transgressions.
For, not only had his son and heir come into immediate enjoyment of a rich estate, but there was a claim through an Indian deed, confirmed by a subsequent grant of the General Court, to a vast and as yet unexplored and unmeasured tract of Eastern lands.
The General Court delivered today three landmark rulings for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), upholding EMAs decisions to release documents requested in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001External link icon, the so-called Transparency Regulation.
After several failed attempts, the Judicial Council wants to send a judge of the Supreme Court who had been an intern at the General Court of the European Union to the vacant Slovak chair in the latter body.
The Luxembourg-based ECJ in a press release observed that the General Court annulled in 2014 the continued freezing of funds of Hamas solely on the ground that the Council of the EU had not referred, by way of justification, to national decisions by competent authorities.
The European Union's General Court had ruled not to annul Ukraine-related restrictive measures against him after striking down six pleas in the action that Kiselev brought against the Council of the European Union.
The individuals and a company brought actions before the General Court, asking for an order requiring the Commission and the ECB to pay them compensation equivalent to the reduction in value of their deposits allegedly suffered on account of the adoption of the bailout memorandum of understanding and for the annulment of the relevant paragraphs of that memorandum.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 17, 2015-EU General Court annuls SAS Group fine
11 (SUNA) - President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has issued a the Republican Decree 429/2015 on promotion of 29 judges from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme court, 57 judges from the General Court to the Court of Appeal, six judges at the first class to the General Court, 13 judges from the second class to the first class, 189 judges from the third class to the second class.

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