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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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 The birth comes at the tail end of Auburn's spring break, with Gus Malzahn enjoying some down time before his team reconvenes for spring practices again on Tuesday. Tom Green,, "Auburn coach Gus Malzahn welcomes 1st grandchild," 18 Mar. 2018 The group — which is considering many potential reforms, including allowing players who meet certain academic benchmarks to transfer immediately — is planning to receive feedback from spring conference meetings and reconvene in June. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Some SEC football coaches aren't happy about potential grad transfer rule change," 29 May 2018 All of this, along with inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative Prairie School designs, the boom of the Space Age, and a desire to reconvene with nature were the key elements that influenced the Mid-Century Modern movement. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Is Why Millennials Love Mid-Century Modern Homes So Much," 7 Dec. 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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an act or instance of returning to life

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