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General Assembly

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noun
  1. the legislature in some states of the U.S.
  2. the main deliberative body of the United Nations, composed of delegations from member nations.
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Origin of General Assembly

An Americanism dating back to 1610–20
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Related Words

assembly, congress, diet, parliament, soviet

British Dictionary definitions for general assembly

General Assembly

noun
  1. the deliberative assembly of the United NationsAbbreviation: GA
  2. the former name for the parliament of New Zealand
  3. the supreme governing body of certain religious denominations, esp of the Presbyterian Church
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