convocation


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con·vo·ca·tion

 (kŏn′və-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of convoking.
b. A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
2. A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
3.
a. An assembly of the clergy and representative laity of a section of a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
b. The district represented at such an assembly.

con′vo·ca′tion·al adj.

convocation

(ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. a large formal assembly, esp one specifically convened
2. the act of convoking or state of being convoked
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Church of England either of the synods of the provinces of Canterbury or York
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Episcopal Church
a. an assembly of the clergy and part of the laity of a diocese
b. a district represented at such an assembly
5. (Education) (sometimes capital) (in some British universities) a legislative assembly composed mainly of graduates
6. (Education) (in India) a degree-awarding ceremony
7. (Education) (in Australia and New Zealand) the graduate membership of a university
ˌconvoˈcational adj

con•vo•ca•tion

(ˌkɒn vəˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of convoking.
2. a group of people gathered in answer to a summons; assembly.
3. either of the two provincial synods of the Church of England.
4. an assembly of the clergy of part of a diocese in the Episcopal Church.
5. a formal assembly at a college or university, esp. for a graduation ceremony.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin convocātiō. See convoke, -tion]
con`vo•ca′tion•al, adj.
syn: See convention.

Convocation

 Examples: convocation of clergy; of eagles; of political worms, 1603.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convocation - a group gathered in response to a summons
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
2.convocation - the act of convoking
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"

convocation

noun (Formal) meeting, congress, convention, synod, diet, assembly, concourse, council, assemblage, conclave He attended a convocation of the American Youth Congress.

convocation

noun
1. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
2. A formal assemblage of the members of a group:
Translations
Konvokation

convocation

[ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən] N (frm) (= act) → convocación f; (= meeting) → asamblea f

convocation

[ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən] n (= meeting) → assemblée f

convocation

n (form: = calling together) → Einberufung f; (= meeting, Eccl) → Versammlung f

convocation

[ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən] n (frm) (summoning) → convocazione f; (assembly) → assemblea
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