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1 a : a company of persons collected together in one place usually for some common purpose
: a legislative body esp. that makes up the lower house of a legislature see also general assembly, legislative assembly
2 : the act of coming together
: the condition of being assembled see also unlawful assembly
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.