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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.

  2. Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.

  3. Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.

  4. Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.

    This general applause and cheerful shout Argue your wisdom and your love to Richard.

  5. Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.

  6. As a whole; in gross; for the most part.

    His general behavior vain, ridiculous.

  7. Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.

    Note: The word general, annexed to a name of office, usually denotes chief or superior; as, attorney-general; adjutant general; commissary general; quartermaster general; vicar-general, etc.

    General agent (Law), an agent whom a principal employs to transact all his business of a particular kind, or to act in his affairs generally.

    General assembly. See the Note under Assembly.

    General average, General Court. See under Average, Court.

    General court-martial (Mil.), the highest military and naval judicial tribunal.

    General dealer (Com.), a shopkeeper who deals in all articles in common use.

    General demurrer (Law), a demurrer which objects to a pleading in general terms, as insufficient, without specifying the defects.

    General epistle, a canonical epistle.

    General guides (Mil.), two sergeants (called the right, and the left, general guide) posted opposite the right and left flanks of an infantry battalion, to preserve accuracy in marching.

    General hospitals (Mil.), hospitals established to receive sick and wounded sent from the field hospitals.

    General issue (Law), an issue made by a general plea, which traverses the whole declaration or indictment at once, without offering any special matter to evade it.

    General lien (Law), a right to detain a chattel, etc., until payment is made of any balance due on a general account.

    General officer (Mil.), any officer having a rank above that of colonel.

    General orders (Mil.), orders from headquarters published to the whole command.

    General practitioner, in the United States, one who practices medicine in all its branches without confining himself to any specialty; in England, one who practices both as physician and as surgeon.

    General ship, a ship not chartered or let to particular parties.

    General term (Logic), a term which is the sign of a general conception or notion.

    General verdict (Law), the ordinary comprehensive verdict in civil actions, ``for the plaintiff'' or ``for the defendant''.

    General warrant (Law), a warrant, now illegal, to apprehend suspected persons, without naming individuals.

    Syn: Syn. General, Common, Universal.

    Usage: Common denotes primarily that in which many share; and hence, that which is often met with. General is stronger, denoting that which pertains to a majority of the individuals which compose a genus, or whole. Universal, that which pertains to all without exception. To be able to read and write is so common an attainment in the United States, that we may pronounce it general, though by no means universal.

General assembly

A general assembly is a meeting of all the members of an organisation or shareholders of a company.

Specific examples of general assembly include

General Assembly (Unitarian Universalist Association)

General Assembly (GA) is an annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. It is held in June, in a different city in the United States every year. The last GA held outside the United States was in Quebec in 2002, after which congregations belonging to the Canadian Unitarian Council separated from the UUA. Member congregations (and three associate member organizations) send delegates and conventioneers to participate in the plenary sessions, workshops, regional gatherings, public witness events, and worship services. In recent years, attendance at each General Assembly has reached over 5,500.

General Assembly (school)

General Assembly is a computer programming coding bootcamp founded by Jake Schwartz, Adam Pritzker, Matthew Brimer, and Brad Hargreaves in early 2011.

General Assembly (disambiguation)

General assembly is a meeting of all members of an organization.

General Assembly may also refer to:

  • General Assembly (horse) (1976–2005), American Thoroughbred racehorse
  • General Assembly (school) A private, international school focusing on computer programming.
  • The General Assembly (directors), a music video and commercial directing duo based in Los Angeles, California
General Assembly (horse)

General Assembly (1976–2005) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred and raced by the prominent husband-and-wife team of Bertram and Diana Firestone, of Upperville, Virginia. General Assembly was out of the mare Exclusive Dancer, daughter of Hall of Fame inductee and American Horse of the Year Native Dancer. His sire was the 1973 U.S. Triple Crown champion Secretariat, who was rated #2 in the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.

General Assembly was trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee LeRoy Jolley. At age two, the colt won the Hopeful Stakes and the Saratoga Special Stakes; he ran second to Spectacular Bid in both the Champagne Stakes and the Laurel Futurity.

Racing at age three in 1979, in the U.S. Triple Crown series General Assembly ran second in the Kentucky Derby and fifth in the Preakness Stakes to winner Spectacular Bid. In the Belmont Stakes, he finished seventh behind upset winner Coastal. General Assembly won the Vosburgh Stakes and ran second again to Spectacular Bid in the Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap. He then earned the most important victory of his career with a 15-length win in the Travers Stakes, in which he set a Saratoga track record for the mile and a quarter which still stands .

General assembly (Occupy movement)

General assemblies (GA) are the primary decision making bodies of the global Occupy Movement which arose in 2011. Open to all who wish to take part, general assemblies allow for an inclusive form of direct democracy. Such assemblies aim to establish a consensus among all participants.

Assemblies are primarily voice based with different speakers addressing the crowd in turn. The specific forms adopted by the occupy assemblies vary across the world. Most assemblies have facilitators to keep order and ensure that if possible everyone gets to have their say. The larger assemblies often restrict the speakers just to spokespeople who represent smaller working groups, however each individual is still able to provide feedback, if only by means of hand signals.

General Assemblies have been used by the Occupy Wall Street movement since its planning stages in August 2011, and were held in Zuccotti Park during the occupation itself. The name "New York City General Assembly" was given to the general assemblies taking place in Zuccotti Park. The "NYCGA" website, as it was known, was maintained by the Internet Working group as an resource for all assemblies and its working group meetings.