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town meeting

noun
1.
a general meeting of the inhabitants of a town.
2.
(especially in New England) a legislative assembly of the qualified voters of a town.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40
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British Dictionary definitions for town meeting

town meeting

noun (US)
1.
an assembly of the inhabitants of a town
2.
(esp in New England) an assembly of the qualified voters of a town. Such a meeting may exercise all the powers of local government
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