General Court
noun Date: 1628 a legislative assembly; specifically the state legislature in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

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  • General Court — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General Court — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General Court — n: a legislative assembly; specif: the state legislature in Massachusetts and New Hampshire Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. General Court …   Law dictionary

  • General court — (engl., spr. dschénnĕrĕl kōrt), in den meisten nordamerikan. Staaten soviel wie Parlament …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • General Court — ☆ General Court n. 1. Historical a Colonial legislative assembly with limited judicial powers 2. now, the legislature of New Hampshire or Massachusetts: the official title …   English World dictionary

  • General Court — The General Court is the shorthand name for the: * New Hampshire General Court * Massachusetts General CourtThis term also formally applied to the: * Vermont General Assembly, formerly the Vermont General Court * Connecticut General Assembly,… …   Wikipedia

  • general court — The name given to the legislature of Massachusetts and of New Hampshire in colonial times, and subsequently by their constitutions; so called because the colonial legislature of Massachusetts grew out of the general court or meeting of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • general court — The name given to the legislature of Massachusetts and of New Hampshire in colonial times, and subsequently by their constitutions; so called because the colonial legislature of Massachusetts grew out of the general court or meeting of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • general court — noun Usage: usually capitalized G&C : the legislature of the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire * * * 1. the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire. 2. (in colonial New England) any of various local assemblies having both… …   Useful english dictionary

  • General Court — Gen′eral Court′ n. 1) gov the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire 2) gov (in colonial New England) any of various local assemblies having both legislative and judicial powers • Etymology: 1620–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

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