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town meeting

n.
A legislative assembly of inhabitants of a town.
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town meeting

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an assembly of the inhabitants of a town
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in New England) an assembly of the qualified voters of a town. Such a meeting may exercise all the powers of local government
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town′ meet′ing


n.
1. a general meeting of the inhabitants of a town.
2. (esp. in New England) a legislative assembly of the qualified voters of a town.
[1630–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.town meeting - government of a town by an assembly of the qualified voterstown meeting - government of a town by an assembly of the qualified voters
local government - the government of a local area
2.town meeting - a meeting of the inhabitants of a towntown meeting - a meeting of the inhabitants of a town
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
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