place of assembly

place of assembly

1. A building (excluding dwelling units), or portion thereof, in which a specified number (the actual number depends on the local code) of persons may gather for recreational, educational, political, social, or other purposes, such as to await transportation, or to eat or drink.
2. An outdoor space where a number of persons in excess of a specified minimum may gather for any of the above purposes.
References in classic literature ?
Then he walked on to the place of assembly and spoke to me.
Then I went to lead Nada to the place of assembly and found her awaiting me.
Now I took Nada by the hand and led her through the morning air to the place of assembly, and ah!
There were many people in the place of assembly, for it was the day of the monthly meeting of the council of the headmen, and there also were all the women of the kraal, and at their head stood Zinita.
He at once sent the criers round to call the people in assembly, so they called them and the people gathered thereon; then, when they were got together, he went to the place of assembly spear in hand--not alone, for his two hounds went with him.
When he had got as far as the ships of Ulysses, where was their place of assembly and court of justice, with their altars dedicated to the gods, Eurypylus son of Euaemon, met him, wounded in the thigh with an arrow, and limping out of the fight.
"The existing use of the first floor of the building as a place of assembly and leisure has, in the past, been controversial due to the impact of noise and anti-social behaviour associated with the premises on the surrounding residential amenity.
In its own submission,Merseyside Fire and Rescue Servicesaid: "The fire authority are of the opinion that the premises or part of the premises constituted a serious risk to relevant persons if used as a place of assembly."
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service raised more concerns, saying: "The Fire Authority are of the opinion that the premises or part of the premises constituted a serious risk to relevant persons if used as a place of assembly."
'According to the existing law, the Police Administration has the right to determine the distance from a particular facility and a place of assembly, which could be devised in a different way to comply with minimum European standards,' explained Arnaut.
"This means the building must not be used by members of the public as a place of assembly, for entertainment purposes, parties or community events.
The development will consist of the temporary change of use from a place of assembly to retail (convenience) at lower ground floor (378 sq.m) and ground floor (148 sq.m) (526 sq.m combined) of part of the existing 'Venue' building at DCU to facilitate the temporary relocation of the existing convenience store, all to enable the development of a new Student Hub Building (which will be subject of a future planning application) incorporating a replacement retail convenience store; and the permanent subdivision of an existing retail unit (Bookstore) at ground floor level into two retail units (58 sq.m and 21 sq.m respectively).