from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A legislative body, especially a U.S. state legislature.
- n. The principal deliberative body of the United Nations, in which each member nation is represented and has one vote.
- n. The supreme governing body of some religious denominations.
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- adj. See the Note under Assembly.
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- n. the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations
- n. persons who make or amend or repeal laws
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On motion of Mr. HAYMOND, a committee, consisting of Messrs. Haymond, Tomlin and Reid, were appointed to wait on the governor, and inform him that the house being now organized, was ready to receive any communication which he might be pleased to transmit; and subsequently Mr. HAYMOND reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and that the governor would make a communication to the general assembly at once.
WOOLFOLK presented the petition of the people of Orange (through their committee) to the general assembly of Virginia, praying for the passage of an act authorizing the county court of Orange
The general assembly has heretofore exerted its influence in indeavoring to preserve the Union, and to avert the calamity of civil war between the states.
Resolved, that the committee on banks enquire into the expediency of incorporating a bank, to be located in the county of Randolph, upon the principle of the charter of the Bank of the City of Richmond, passed at the last session of the general assembly of Virginia.
RIVES submitted an amendment to the third section of the bill, restricting members of the present general assembly from service in the convention; and the question being on agreeing thereto, was put, and decided in the affirmative.
Therefore, I, John Letcher, governor, by virtue of the authority aforesaid, do hereby require the senators and delegates of the two houses of the general assembly of the commonwealth to convene at the capitol in the city of Richmond, on Monday the 7th day of January, A.
A message was received from the senate by Mr. BRANNON, who informed the house of delegates that the senate had passed house bill No. 197, entitled an act making appropriations for deficiency in former appropriations, and for defraying expenses of the general assembly and convention now in session, with amendments: in which they respectfully requested the concurrence of the house of delegates.
The general assembly was constituted, as has been already shewn, by letters-patent of March the 9th, 1607, in the 4th year of the reign of James the First.
The general assembly have on several occasions shewn a great desire to encourage the opening the great falls of James and Patowmac rivers.
Resolved, that the committee of propositions and grievances be requested to enquire into the expediency of raising the pay of the members of the general assembly to six dollars per day; which, on motion of Mr. BASS, was indefinitely postponed.