Convention Definition

kən-vĕnshən
conventions
noun
conventions
A convening or being convened.
Webster's New World
An assembly, often periodical, of members or delegates, as of a political, social, professional, or religious group.
Webster's New World
The members or delegates at such an assembly.
Webster's New World
An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
American Heritage
In the U.S., an official gathering of delegates of a political party to select candidates for office, formulate party policies, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Convention

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Singular:
convention
Plural:
conventions

Origin of Convention

  • Recorded since c. 1440, from Middle French convention, from Latin conventiō (“meeting, assembling; agreement, convention”), from conveniō (“come, gather or meet together, assemble”), from con- (“with, together”) + veniō (“come”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English convencioun from Latin conventiō conventiōn- meeting from conventus past participle of convenīre to assemble convene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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