re·con·vene | \ˌrē-kən-ˈvēn \
reconvened; reconvening

Definition of reconvene 

: to convene again reconvene a meeting A federal jury reconvened today for a second day of deliberations …— Edward B. Havens … the negotiators would come back in late August or early September, before Congress reconvenes— Elizabeth Drew

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The group will be tested during what could be a divisive stretch starting next week, when the court reconvenes after a month-long recess. Greg Stohr,, "As Washington Divides Over Trump, Four Justices Seek Consensus," 13 Feb. 2018 As soon as the Senate reconvenes in January, the president would send up a new pick to a Senate with fewer Democratic votes. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Dick Durbin’s Supreme Sacrifice," 9 July 2018 Despite work in recent months, these differences were not resolved before leaders reconvened at the European Council on June 28-29. Amanda Sloat, Time, "Brexit Could Jeopardize Peace in Northern Ireland—and America Is Ignoring It," 29 June 2018 Once everyone has reconvened at the house, Mike and Lauren get ready and head out for their big dinner date., "Here's Exactly How The Situation Proposed To His Girlfriend On Jersey Shore," 22 June 2018 Less than two weeks after The Americans aired its final episode, the cast and creators of the FX espionage drama reconvened at ATX Festival to look back on the series. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Americans' Cast and Creators Reflect on "Heartbreaking" Series Finale: "It Just Felt Right"," 10 June 2018 Paul Hardin, Texas Food and Fuel Association president, said his organization plans to push lawmakers to pass similar legislation limiting cities’ ability to regulate the tobacco purchasing age when the Texas Legislature reconvenes in 2019. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio retailers brace for impact of tobacco ordinance," 20 Apr. 2018 All the people who were involved reconvened at Martha’s Vineyard and went under oath. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Chappaquiddick’s screenwriters on stumbling unwittingly into Kennedy controversy," 16 Apr. 2018 When the session reconvenes, Inman asks the speaker to bring to the floor a capital-gains tax bill. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, "The Teachers’ Strike and the Democratic Revival in Oklahoma," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reconvene was circa 1650

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