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National Assembly

noun
1.
(French history) the body constituted by the French Third Estate in June 1789 after the calling of the Estates General. It was dissolved in Sept 1791 to be replaced by the new Legislative Assembly
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either of two US political party assemblies held every four years to nominate presidential and vice-presidential candidates

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