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v. con·vened, con·ven·ing, con·venes
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
1. To cause to come together formally; convoke: convene a special session of Congress. See Synonyms at call.
2. To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.

[Middle English convenen, from Old French convenir, from Latin convenīre : com-, com- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ven′a·ble adj.
con·ven′er, con·ven′or n.


(kənˈviːnə) or


1. a person who convenes or chairs a meeting, committee, etc, esp one who is specifically elected to do so: a convener of shop stewards.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the chairman and civic head of certain Scottish councils. Compare provost3
conˈvenership, conˈvenorship n
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Noun1.convener - the member of a group whose duty it is to convene meetings
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
caller - the person who convenes a meeting; "who is the caller of this meeting?"
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[kənˈviːnəʳ] N (esp Brit) → coordinador(a) m/f sindical


convenor [kənˈviːnər] n
[meeting] → responsable mf des convocations


n Person, die Versammlungen einberuft (Brit Ind) → Gewerkschaftsvertreter(in) m(f) (der für die Vetrauensleute in einem Betrieb zuständig ist)


[kənˈviːnəʳ] n (esp Brit) → presidente m (di commissione)


(kənˈviːn) verb
to (cause to) assemble or come together. to convene a meeting.
conˈvener noun
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