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

Examples of reconvene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team will reconvene after the weekend before a Sunday night showdown against the Packers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP Source: Chiefs QB Mahomes expected to miss 4-6 weeks," 18 Oct. 2019 In response, the group of former panel members reconvened at a meeting in Washington on Thursday and Friday that is open to the public — exactly one year after they were told that their expertise was no longer needed. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Fired EPA scientists to release air pollution report they say agency unqualified to issue," 11 Oct. 2019 With the chamber temporarily shut down, the Senate reconvened hours later in a committee hearing room for the first time in decades and took final action on legislation, eventually adjourning for the year around 3 a.m. the next day. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, "Vaccine bill protester threw blood on California senators, investigation confirms," 2 Oct. 2019 The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, who presides over debate, said the chamber would reconvene Wednesday — nearly three weeks earlier than the schedule Johnson had set., "LONDON — The British Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament, dealing him another heavy blow and thrusting the nation’s politics into even deeper turmoil, barely a month before Britain could leave the European Union.," 25 Sep. 2019 Within a couple of hours of the Court handing down its decision, John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, announced that parliament would reconvene the following day. James Grant, Time, "What Boris Johnson's Defeat in the U.K. Supreme Court Means," 25 Sep. 2019 For MPs to return before that, the government would have to reconvene Parliament, effectively ending the suspension before the Supreme Court rules. Hasit Shah, Quartz, "Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen was unlawful, say judges in Scotland," 11 Sep. 2019 The problem is that council is off in August and doesn’t plan to reconvene until Sept. 3. Bob Sandrick,, "Proposed Arby’s in Strongsville clears BZA, but City Council puts plan on hold," 30 July 2019 The Senate is scheduled to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday. Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Oregon legislative standoff: 8 days have passed without a Senate Republican in sight," 27 June 2019

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circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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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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