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Meaning of CONVENE

Pronunciation:  kun'veen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  call together; "The students were convened in the auditorium"
  2. [v]  meet formally; "The council convened last week"

CONVENE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: convoke
 See Also: assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet, reconvene, sit, summon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*vene"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Convened}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Convenong}.] [L. convenire; con- + venire to come:
    cf. F. convenir to agree, to be fitting, OF. also, to
    assemble. See {Come}, and cf. {Covenant}.]
    1. To come together; to meet; to unite. [R.]
             In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and
             convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
                                                   --Sir I.
    2. To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose;
       to meet; to assemble. --Locke.
             The Parliament of Scotland now convened. --Sir R.
             Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene.
    Syn: To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to
  2. \Con*vene"\, v. t.
    1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
             And now the almighty father of the gods Convenes a
             council in the blest abodes.          --Pope.
    2. To summon judicially to meet or appear.
             By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be
             convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge.
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