coun·​ter·​con·​ven·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-kən-ˈven(t)-shən How to pronounce counterconvention (audio)
variants or counter-convention
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

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterconvention was in 1756

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“Counterconvention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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