re·​con·​vene | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈvēn How to pronounce reconvene (audio) \
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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Miu Miu’s runway presentation had taken place earlier in the day, at Le Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental, Palais de’Lena, and not too much time had passed before showgoers and friends of the brand reconvened at the after-party. Catherine Scott, Vogue, "Elle Fanning, Gwendoline Christie, and Amandla Stenberg Get Glam at the Miu Miu Club in Paris," 7 Mar. 2019 In October, thousands reconvened at the Women's Convention in Detroit. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "These 6 women went to the Women's March. Here's what happened after they went home.," 18 Jan. 2018 When the team reconvenes on Tuesday after more than a week off for spring break, the focus will return to being able to finish not only games, but seasons as well during the final three weeks of spring. Mark Heim,, "Sonny Smith reacts to Tony Barbee's trolling of Auburn after NCAA tournament loss to Clemson," 19 Mar. 2018 The tax bill veto — whether it is overridden — is the central question when lawmakers reconvene for Friday and Saturday. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "How will lawmakers react to Matt Bevin's vetoes of the tax reform and budget bills?," 11 Apr. 2018 Few obstacles seem to stand in the way of confirming Kennedy's replacement before the court reconvenes in October. Mark Sherman, Houston Chronicle, "Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump pivotal court pick," 28 June 2018 Few obstacles seem to stand in the way of confirming Kennedy's replacement before the court reconvenes in October. Mark Sherman,, "Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring; Trump to get 2nd high-court pick," 27 June 2018 Wimbush and Kelly had four sessions together in South Bend in February, a few more in Orange County during Notre Dame's spring break in March, and could have more this summer before the team reconvenes for camp in August. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "How Brandon Wimbush is establishing consistency at quarterback," 17 June 2018 Still, the three-day minicamp offers a final opportunity to work on some things before the team reconvenes in Spartanburg next month. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "5 accomplishments that would signal success in this week's Carolina Panthers minicamp," 11 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of reconvene

: to meet again after a break
: to cause (a group of people) to meet again after a break

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