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  • proper noun US The lower legislative body of each of a number of states of the United States, ("the Assembly").

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  • In other words we had the chair of the National Assembly confessing that the said assembly could close shop for one year while it would vote speedily a new constitution whose idea did not even start from where it should start, at the said Assembly.

    Chavez inaugurated for another 6 years: chavistas fall over each other in ridicule

  • Calling for a constituent assembly, or more amicably by calling an amendment such as term reduction of both President and Assembly can be done according to articles 341, 342, 347, 348, not to mention the famous 350.

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  • Calling for a constituent assembly, or more amicably by calling an amendment such as term reduction of both President and Assembly can be done according to articles 341, 342, 347, 348, not to mention the famous 350.

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  • Abbé Sieyès, in a provincial assembly in 1787 urging the nobility to give up their privileges, and the Na - tional Assembly voting, in effect, to institute a demo - cratic constitution.

    DEMOCRACY

  • Christian de Deux-Ponts was captured by Nelson while on a boat-excursion at Porto Cavallo: Nelson generously released him on learning who he was; Desoteux, the master of ceremonies of the Newport assembly, became the celebrated Chouan chief in Vendée; Dumas was president of the Assembly, general of division, fought at Waterloo and took a high rank in the constitutional monarchy of 1830.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • [158] "I said in the assembly of 1898", states the deputy Massé, the official orator of the Assembly of 1903, "that it is the supreme duty of Freemasonry to interfere each day more and more in political and profane struggles".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • After a short time in which, like any sensible young member of an assembly, he watched and hardly ever spoke, Lincoln soon made his way among these men, and in 1838 and 1840 the Whig members -- though, being in a minority, they could not elect him -- gave him their unanimous votes for the Speakership of the Assembly.

    Abraham Lincoln

  • As early as 1716, when the province, all told, contained only eight thousand inhabitants, they entered upon the journal of their assembly the formal declaration "that the impressing of the inhabitants or their property under pretence of its being for the public service without authority of the Assembly, was unwarrantable and a great infringement upon the liberty of the subject."

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • It is interesting to note here that whereas Lord Dufferin took the first step in the direction of representative institutions by uniting, in the same assembly, Government officials, and members elected on the broad basis of manhood suffrage, the native statesman began by carefully excluding the officials, and allowing only the middle and upper classes to have anything to do with the Assembly.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • It was the hour at which the sessions of the National assembly began every morning, and Beauharnais, accompanied by Bailly, hastened to the Assembly.

    Empress Josephine An historical sketch of the days of Napoleon

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