the work of gathering some thing collectively
- of Assemble
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Assemble
The causes which led to it: the gradual decay of the institutions which France had inherited from the feudal system, the decline of the centralized monarchy, and the immediate financial necessities that compelled the assembling of the long neglected statesgeneral in 1789, are dealt with in the article on France: History.