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Pronunciation:  `kânvu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of convoking
  2. [n]  a group gathered in response to a summons

CONVOCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: calling together
 See Also: assemblage, assemblage, assembly, gathering, gathering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

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).

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