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.
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.