convocation

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con·vo·ca·tion / ˌkänvəˈkāshən/ • n. 1. a large formal assembly of people. ∎  a formal ceremony at a college or university, as for the conferring of awards. 2. the action of calling people together for a large formal assembly. DERIVATIVES: con·vo·ca·tion·al / -shənl/ adj.

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convocation XIV. — L. convocātiō, -ōn-, f. convocāre, whence convoke XVI; see CON-, VOCATION.

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Convocation

an assembly of persons convoked or called together, as the Convocation of Canterbury; a group of high-ranking clergy; in Cornwall, a group of tinners.

Examples: convocation of clergy; of eagles; of political worms, 1603.

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Convocation in the Church of England, a representative assembly of clergy of the province of Canterbury or York.