Convocation definition

kŏnvə-kāshən
The act of convoking.
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A group that has been convoked; esp., an ecclesiastical or academic assembly.
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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.

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.

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The act of calling or assembling by summons.
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An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.
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An assembly or meeting.
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An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
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A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
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The act of convoking.
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A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
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An assembly of the clergy and representative laity of a section of a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
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The district represented at such an assembly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
convocation
Plural:
convocations

Origin of convocation

  • From Old French convocation, from Latin convocare (“to come together”)

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