convocation

[ kon-vuh-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF convocation

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONVOCATION

We shall forbid the convocation of your Legislature during the war.

Convocation was about to meet, and must undergo a preliminary purification.

The convocation broke up in sobs, psalmody, and kisses on the cheek.

The Convocation also, which met at York, September 22nd, granted a tenth.

At this time tomorrow, we will speak to the Convocation of Lords-Master.

They entertained the committee from the Convocation for dinner, that evening.

Degbrend brought back the full view of the Convocation Chamber.

What came on was a view, from another angle, of the Convocation Chamber.

This was not all that passed during that session of Parliament and Convocation.

Hence, too, the agency employed was Parliament and not Convocation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "assembly of persons," from Old French convocation and directly from Latin convocationem (nominative convocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convocare "to call together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vocare "to call," from vox "voice" (see voice (n.)). Related: Convocational.

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