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Right of assembly (parliamentary)
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1. Definition

The term right of assembly (German Selbstversammlungsrecht) denotes the right of a corporate body (Corporation) to assemble on its own initiative. It was and is little used in everyday language, and reference works like Zedlers Universallexikon (1743), the Rotteck-Welcker’sches Staatslexikon (1843, 31865), and Duden do not provide entries for it. It is also uncommon in historical studies, where it is used primarily with…

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Strohmeyer, Arno, “Right of assembly (parliamentary)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027399>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601



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