re·​con·​vene | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈvēn How to pronounce reconvene (audio) \
reconvened; reconvening

Definition of reconvene

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Examples of reconvene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the court reconvenes after lunch, Ms. Ransom updates the article again. Katie Van Syckle, New York Times, "Legal Savvy. Few Lunch Breaks. How Reporters Cover a Trial.," 11 Feb. 2020 Senators will get their chance to speak on the floor of President Trump's impeachment trial when the chamber reconvenes at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, "WATCH LIVE: Senators deliver remarks in Trump impeachment trial," 4 Feb. 2020 In fact, during scrimmages last March and April, and when most of the Mavericks reconvened in Dallas in early September, the pairing was lethal, according to several Mavericks players and coaches. Dallas News, "Critics call him a weak link, but Dwight Powell is the Mavs’ ‘heart and soul’ and their most efficient player," 15 Jan. 2020 Backers of a bill that would regulate and tax wagering on sports other than horse racing say the necessary votes should be in place when the state legislature reconvenes in January. Rana L. Cash, The Courier-Journal, "12 unforgettable sports stories from 2019 that kept us talking all year long," 30 Dec. 2019 When the Prince George’s County Council reconvenes in January, its members will confront an issue intertwined with two of the Washington suburb’s hot-button issues: development and public safety. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Higher police response times could delay home building in Prince George’s," 25 Dec. 2019 Lawmakers argued in a legal motion Friday that the court doesn’t need to intervene because House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio have committed to repeal the language when the legislature reconvenes in January., "The Democratic governor wants the state Superior Court to block legislation giving lawmakers the right to veto regulations imposed on the industry.," 12 Nov. 2019 The board should adjourn to executive session and reconvene in open session at 6:30 p.m. The board is expected to approve the name of Elementary No. 43 at 6631 Greenwood Orchard Drive near Peek Road and FM 529 west of Katy. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "THIS WEEK: Council expected to approve painting mural on water tower," 23 Feb. 2020 Before reconvening at roughly 3 p.m., Bloom, O’Halloran, and the owners — who had yet to reach a conclusion — discussed next steps if Cora was indeed to depart, and how the message would be handled inside the organization before an announcement. Alex Speier,, "Inside Alex Cora’s departure from the Red Sox," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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21 Mar 2020

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“Reconvene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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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