counterconvention

noun coun·ter·con·ven·tion \ ˌkau̇n-tər-kən-ˈven(t)-shən \
variants: or counter-convention

Definition of counterconvention

plural counterconventions or counter-conventions
: an assembly of persons gathered in response to or in protest against another assembly : a competing or opposing convention
  • Democrats who gathered Thursday for the Clinton campaign's counterconvention, less than a mile from the Republican National Convention site, blasted the event and vowed their convention next week in Philadelphia would have a kinder tone.
  • —Liz Goodwin

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1756

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