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convene


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convene  \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. 
  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convene  \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. 
  Newton. 
 
  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. 
  Baker. 
 
  Faint,  underneath,  the  household  fowls  convene. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  Syn:  To  meet  to  assemble;  to  congregate;  to  collect;  to 
  unite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convene 
  v  1:  meet  formally;  "The  council  convened  last  week" 
  2:  call  together;  "The  students  were  convened  in  the 
  auditorium"  [syn:  {convoke}] 




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