GNU Webster's 1913
- n. [U.S.] the legislature of a State; -- so called from having had, in the colonial days, judicial power.
“The General Court in a few instances are known to have appointed road overseers (cf. Ib.,”
“Both Albemarle and Bath counties had Provost-Marshals, although there was no General Court in the latter.”
“Page 236 proper to continue or to erect, by three superior courts, to wit, a Court of Admiralty, a General Court of Common Law, and a High Court of Chancery; and by one supreme court to be called the Court of Appeals.”
“In the fall of 1838, I commenced the study of law in the office of N.M. Taliaferro, Esq., an eminent lawyer residing at the county seat of my native county, who some years afterward became a judge of the General Court of Virginia.”
“In 1634 the General Court of Massachusetts Bay also granted land for an irish settlement on the banks of the Merrimac River.”
“As late as 1695 the General Court was held by the Governor and Deputies,5”
“Yesterday, nearly twenty years to the day of his incarceration, the General Court of Appeals handed down its decision in the final clemency hearing of Capt.”
“The General Court of the Massachusetts seem at length fully convinc'd of the Necessity of destroying the Paper Currency; and having a Sum granted by Parliament to reimburse the Expence of the Cap-Breton Expedition, they have pass'd an Act of Assembly for transporting the same in foreign Coin, and exchanging it for their Bills by the last of March 1750, at the Rate of a mill'd Dollar for 45 s Currency; and have determin'd, that after that Time, all Contracts shall be in Silver at the Rate of 6 s a Dollar, which is agreable to the Rate establish'd by Act of Parliament, and that all past Contracts shall be discharg'd by a Dollar for 45 s, and they have prohibited the Currency of the Bills of the other Governments after the Redemption of their own Bills.”
“The executive officer of the General Court was the Sheriff, or Provost-Marshal.”
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