Simple Definition of convocation
: a large formal meeting of people (such as church officials)
: a meeting of the members of a college or university to observe a particular ceremony (such as the beginning of the school year or the announcing of awards and honors)
: the act of calling a group of people to a formal meeting
Full Definition of convocation
1 a : an assembly of persons convoked b (1) : an assembly of bishops and representative clergy of the Church of England (2) : a consultative assembly of clergy and lay delegates from one part of an Episcopal diocese; also : a territorial division of an Episcopal diocese c : a ceremonial assembly of members of a college or university
2 : the act or process of convoking
convocationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of convocation in a sentence
They called for the immediate convocation of the council.
<the first speaker to address the convocation>
Origin and Etymology of convocation
Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin convocation-, convocatio, from convocare
First Known Use: 14th century
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