browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
convocation

more about convocation

convocation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convocation  \Con`vo*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  convocatio:  cf  F. 
  convocation.  See  {Convoke}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  calling  or  assembling  by  summons. 
 
  2.  An  assembly  or  meeting. 
 
  In  the  first  day  there  shall  be  a  holy  convocation. 
  --Ex.  xii.  16. 
 
  3.  (Ch.  of  Eng.)  An  assembly  of  the  clergy,  by  their 
  representatives,  to  consult  on  ecclesiastical  affairs. 
 
  Note:  In  England,  the  provinces  of  Canterbury  and  York  have 
  each  their  convocation,  but  no  session  for  business 
  were  allowed  from  1717  to  1861.  The  Convocation  of 
  Canterbury  consists  of  two  houses.  In  the  Convocation 
  of  York  the  business  has  been  generally  conducted  in 
  one  assembly. 
 
  4.  (Oxf.  University)  An  academical  assembly,  in  which  the 
  business  of  the  university  is  transacted. 
 
  Syn:  meeting;  assembly;  congregation;  congress;  diet; 
  convention;  synod;  council. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convocation 
  n  1:  a  group  gathered  in  response  to  a  summons 
  2:  the  act  of  convoking  [syn:  {calling  together}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Convocation 
  a  meeting  of  a  religious  character  as  distinguished  from 
  congregation,  which  was  more  general,  dealing  with  political  and 
  legal  matters.  Hence  it  is  called  an  "holy  convocation."  Such 
  convocations  were  the  Sabbaths  (Lev.  23:2,  3),  the  Passover  (Ex. 
  12:16;  Lev.  23:7,  8;  Num.  28:25),  Pentecost  (Lev.  23:21),  the 
  feast  of  Trumpets  (Lev.  23:24;  Num.  29:1),  the  feast  of  Weeks 
  (Num.  28:26),  and  the  feast  of  Tabernacles  (Lev.  23:35,  36).  The 
  great  fast  the  annual  day  of  atonement,  was  "the  holy 
  convocation"  (Lev.  23:27;  Num.  29:7). 
 




more about convocation