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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.
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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
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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.
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Convocation

 Examples: convocation of clergy; of eagles; of political worms, 1603.
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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"
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convocation

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

convocation

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

[ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən] n (= meeting) → assemblée f
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convocation

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

[ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən] n (frm) (summoning) → convocazione f; (assembly) → assemblea
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References in classic literature ?
"And exams are over and gone -- the time of Convocation will come soon -- next Wednesday.
We shall not recount the different devices of the architects on the occasion; nor would it be decorous so to do, seeing that there was a convocation of the society of the ancient and honorable fraternity “ of the Free and Accepted Masons,’ at the head of whom was Richard, in the capacity of master, doubtless to approve or reject such of the plans as, in their wisdom, they deemed to he for the best.
They carried up with them cooks and bakers, together with delicacies of every kind, and abundance of choice wines for the banquets which attended this great convocation. Happy were they, too, if they could meet with some distinguished stranger; above all, some titled member of the British nobility, to accompany them on this stately occasion, and grace their high solemnities.
Fouquet got into a carriage which the city had sent to him, we know not why or how, and he repaired to la Maison de Nantes , escorted by a vast crowd of people, who for several days had been agog with expectation of a convocation of the States.
There was to be a convocation of Barnacles on the occasion, in order that that very high and very large family might shed as much lustre on the marriage as so dim an event was capable of receiving.
I propose that we retire to a discreet distance from this impregnable position, and there hold a convocation, or council, to deliberate on what manner we may sit down regularly before the place; or, perhaps, by postponing the siege to another season, gain the aid of auxiliaries from the inhabited countries, and thus secure the dignity of the laws from any danger of a repulse."
Tupman; merely adding that within some few minutes before twelve o'clock that night, the convocation of worthies of Dingley Dell and Muggleton were heard to sing, with great feeling and emphasis, the beautiful and pathetic national air of 'We won't go home till morning, We won't go home till morning, We won't go home till morning, Till daylight doth appear.'
According to the convocation programmes, Monday, January 29th, 2018, will witness award of prizes for graduands in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Education, Law, Pharmacy, Science and College of Health Sciences.
He will also attend the special Convocation of the Banaras Hindu University that is being organized to mark the concluding ceremony of birth centenary of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.
He said that full dress rehearsal of the students for participation in the convocation would be held one day before the convocation.
Provincial Minister of Higher Education Punjab Raza Ali Gilani, while addressing the convocation, congratulated all graduates and their parents.