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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Now Sirisena has agreed to reconvene Parliament on Monday, November 5, according to Rajapaksa. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Dueling prime ministers and assassination plots: an escalating crisis in Sri Lanka," 1 Nov. 2018 The committee was set to reconvene at 1:30 p.m. EST for the vote, but Senator Jeff Flake and some of the committee Democrats had not re-entered the room by that time. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "What Does Jeff Flake's Vote Mean? Brett Kavanaugh Is Still in the Running, For Now," 28 Sep. 2018 Lawmakers are expected to end their regular session as soon as Friday, and then reconvene Tuesday for a special tax session. Greg Larose,, "Louisiana House sends $28 billion budget with deep cuts to governor's desk," 17 May 2018 There was kindling for a fire, but by the time series reconvened at Pocono, the Penske lid had been tightened over the dispute and no more ill words were spoken. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar midseason review, part II: What's gone wrong," 15 June 2018 When the players reconvene for training camp at the end of July, the striping will be once again be uniform across the locker room. Jim Owczarski,, "Cincinnati Bengals Xtra: New helmets and a supplemental steal?," 10 June 2018 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

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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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