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general assembly

n.
1. A legislative body, especially a US state legislature.
2. General Assembly Abbr. GA The principal deliberative body of the United Nations, in which each member nation is represented and has one vote.
3. The supreme governing body of some religious denominations.

General Assembly

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the deliberative assembly of the United Nations. Abbreviation: GA
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name for the parliament of New Zealand
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the supreme governing body of certain religious denominations, esp of the Presbyterian Church

Gen′eral Assem′bly


n.
1. the legislature in some states of the U.S.
2. the main deliberative body of the U.N., composed of delegations from member nations.
[1610–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.General Assembly - the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations
UN, United Nations - an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
deliberative assembly - an assembly of people for the purpose of unhurried consideration and discussion
2.General Assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal lawsgeneral assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
scrutin uninomial system, scrutin uninominal voting system, single-member system, uninominal system, uninominal voting system - based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
senate - assembly possessing high legislative powers
Congress, U.S. Congress, United States Congress, US Congress - the legislature of the United States government
house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
legislative council - a unicameral legislature
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
congress - a national legislative assembly
diet - a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)
parliament - a legislative assembly in certain countries
Duma - a legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia and of some other republics in the former USSR
sergeant at arms, serjeant-at-arms - an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
appropriation - money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
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In other forms of government he may enjoy them; but not necessarily: for in some states the people have no power; nor have they any general assembly, but a few select men.
But our former description of a citizen will admit of correction; for in some governments the office of a juryman and a member of the general assembly is not an indeterminate one; but there are particular persons appointed for these purposes, some or all of the citizens being appointed jurymen or members of the general assembly, and this either for all causes and all public business whatsoever, or else for some particular one: and this may be sufficient to show what a citizen is; for he who has a right to a share in the judicial and executive part of government in any city, him we call a citizen of that place; and a city, in one word, is a collective body of such persons sufficient in themselves to all the purposes of life.
During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity.
I looked, and afar off I saw an immense Polygonal structure, in which I recognized the General Assembly Hall of the States of Flatland, surrounded by dense lines of Pentagonal buildings at right angles to each other, which I knew to be streets; and I perceived that I was approaching the great Metropolis.
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church resolved that: "slavery is recognized in both the Old and the New Testaments, and is not condemned by the authority of God.
It happened to be the opening of the Legislative Council and General Assembly, at which ceremonial the forms observed on the commencement of a new Session of Parliament in England were so closely copied, and so gravely presented on a small scale, that it was like looking at Westminster through the wrong end of a telescope.
Several groups are now proposing General Assembly action under the "Uniting For Peace Doctrine" to permanently and nonviolently end the Israeli maritime blockade against Gaza.
As a result of our initiative, President of the UN General Assembly notified the member states that he will call the General Assembly to meet in an Emergency Special Session on 21 December, Thursday.
The PM's attitude has prevented the CSM to have access to a headquarters and the material and human resources necessary to fully discharge its mission," the council regretted in a press release at the end of its general assembly.
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will lead the Philippine delegation to the UN General Assembly in New York, DFA spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said on Friday.
New York - The United Nations (UN) member-states have adopted an annual resolution on revitalising the work of the UN General Assembly.
28 ( ANI ): The president-elect of the United Nations General Assembly and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovak Republic, Mr.

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