- When a community organization sends out invitations and rallies all of its people together to have a meeting to discuss a pressing political issue, this is an example of a convocation.
- A formal ceremony conducted by the English department at a college to give awards to its honor students is an example of a convocation.
The definition of a convocation is a formal gathering of people who have been asked to come together, or a formal ceremony at a college or university where awards are given.
- the act of convoking
- a group that has been convoked; esp., an ecclesiastical or academic assembly
Origin of convocationMiddle English convocacioun from Classical Latin convocatio
- 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.
- A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
- 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.
- The act of calling or assembling by summons.
- An assembly or meeting.
- An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
- An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.
From Old French convocation, from Latin convocare (“to come together”)