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the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire.
(in colonial New England) any of various local assemblies having both legislative and judicial powers.
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Origin of General Court
An Americanism dating back to 1620–30
Words nearby General Court
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How to use General Court in a sentence
Appeals against General Court rulings can only be taken up to the ECJ on points of law, rather than in an argument over the facts of the case.Europe’s antitrust chief is still determined to claw that $15 billion back-tax bill out of Apple|David Meyer|September 25, 2020|Fortune
The general court of Massachusetts met at Salem, and chose delegates to the first congress.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The next day the Prince held a general court, and remained eleven days at Villa Rica.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
That circumstance depends on the state of India, and will not be determined till the general court of next Wednesday.
The General Court, though attended thinly, was in session when the new commission arrived.
The General Court met again, according to adjournment in May last.