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ASSEMBLY Definition & Legal Meaning

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The concourse or meeting together of a considerable number of persons at the same place. Also the persons so gathered. Popular assemblies are those where the people meet to deliberate upon their rights; these are guaranteed by the constitution. Const. U. S. Amend, art. 1. The lower or more numerous branch of the legislature in many of the states is also called the “Assembly” or “House of Assembly,” but the term seems to be an appropriate one to designate any political meeting required to be held by law.


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