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.
Following the Ukrainian authorities' failed attempt to intervene in President Yanukovych's application to the General Court of the EU for sanctions to be lifted, that Court has ruled that Ukraine must pay President Yanukovych's legal costs.
White & Case partner Ian Forrester QC has been named as the United Kingdom's Judge at the General Court of the European Union.
Following the legal procedure, including investigation, confession, transference to the general court, appeal court, higher court, climaxed by a royal order, the culprit was killed in Rimah, Riyadh Region, today.
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.
JEDDAH: A female Saudi lawyer was able to get a stay order on a ruling by the general court in Jeddah that awarded custody of a two-year-old girl to her father.
May 14 (SeeNews) - The EU General Court Wednesday ruled that the takeover of Austrian Airlines by Deutsche LufthansaA (ETR:LHA) is legal and rejected a complaint by Austrian low-cost airline Niki against the deal's terms.
This is while the General Court of the European Union annulled the sanctions against Iranian businessman and five firms, namely, the NITC, Sorinet Commercial Trust (SCT), Sharif University of Technology, Moallem Insurance Company (MIC) and Sina Bank in October.

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