general assembly

general assembly
noun Date: circa 1572 1. the highest governing body in a religious denomination (as the United Presbyterian Church) 2. a legislative assembly; especially a United States state legislature 3. capitalized G&A the supreme deliberative body of the United Nations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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