(As*sem"ble), v. i. To meet or come together, as a number of individuals; to convene; to congregate.
The Parliament assembled in November.
(As*sem"ble), v. i. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]
Bribes may be assembled to pitch.
(As*sem"bler) n. One who assembles a number of individuals; also, one of a number assembled.
(As*sem"bly) n.; pl. Assemblies [F. assemblée, fr. assembler. See Assemble.]
1. A company of persons collected together in one place, and usually for some common purpose, esp.
for deliberation and legislation, for worship, or for social entertainment.
2. A collection of inanimate objects. [Obs.] Howell.
3. (Mil.) A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a signal to troops to assemble.
In some of the United States, the legislature, or the popular branch of it, is called the Assembly, or
the General Assembly. In the Presbyterian Church, the General Assembly is the highest ecclesiastical
tribunal, composed of ministers and ruling elders delegated from each presbytery; as, the General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, or of Scotland.
Assembly room, a room in which persons assemble, especially for dancing. Unlawful assembly
(Law), a meeting of three or more persons on a common plan, in such a way as to cause a reasonable
apprehension that they will disturb the peace tumultuously. Westminster Assembly, a convocation,
consisting chiefly of divines, which, by act of Parliament, assembled July 1, 1643, and remained in session
some years. It framed the "Confession of Faith," the "Larger Catechism," and the "Shorter Catechism," which
are still received as authority by Presbyterians, and are substantially accepted by Congregationalists.
Syn. See Assemblage.
(As*sem"bly*man) n.; pl. Assemblymen (- men). A member of an assembly, especially
of the lower branch of a state legislature.
(As*sent"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assented; p. pr. & vb. n. Assenting.] [F. assentir, L. assentire,
assentiri; ad + sentire to feel, think. See Sense.] To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement,
acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.
Who informed the governor . . . And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
The princess assented to all that was suggested.
Syn. To yield; agree; acquiesce; concede; concur.
(As*sent") n. [OE. assent, fr. assentir. See Assent, v.] The act of assenting; the act of the
mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.
Faith is the assent to any proposition, on the credit of the proposer.
The assent, if not the approbation, of the prince.
Too many people read this ribaldry with assent and admiration.