convocation

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noun con·vo·ca·tion \ˌkän-və-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of convocation

  1. 1a :  an assembly of persons called together to a meetingb (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 diocesec :  a ceremonial assembly of members of a college or university gave a speech at the convocation

  2. 2 :  the act or process of calling an assembly of persons to a meeting

convocational

play \ˌkän-və-ˈkā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of convocation in a Sentence

  1. They called for the immediate convocation of the council.

  2. the first speaker to address the convocation

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Origin and Etymology of convocation

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin convocation-, convocatio, from convocare —see convoke


CONVOCATION Defined for English Language Learners

convocation

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Definition of convocation for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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