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- Historical a Colonial legislative assembly with limited judicial powers
- now, the legislature of New Hampshire or Massachusetts: the official title
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A legislative body having judicial powers in colonial New England.
- The state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire.