- the act of convoking.
- the state of being convoked.
- a group of people gathered in answer to a summons; assembly.
- Anglican Church. either of the two provincial synods or assemblies of the clergy.
- Protestant Episcopal Church.
- an assembly of the clergy of part of a diocese.
- the area represented at such an assembly.
- a formal assembly at a college or university, especially for a graduation ceremony.
Origin of convocation
Examples from the Web for convocation
And know this: Despite the willfully informal name, the import of such a convocation was immense.The Most Important Chef in America
Joshua David Stein
September 16, 2009
We shall forbid the convocation of your Legislature during the war.
Convocation was about to meet, and must undergo a preliminary purification.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
The convocation broke up in sobs, psalmody, and kisses on the cheek.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
The Convocation also, which met at York, September 22nd, granted a tenth.Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2
J. Endell Tyler
At this time tomorrow, we will speak to the Convocation of Lords-Master.A Slave is a Slave
Henry Beam Piper
- a large formal assembly, esp one specifically convened
- the act of convoking or state of being convoked
- Church of England either of the synods of the provinces of Canterbury or York
- Episcopal Church
- an assembly of the clergy and part of the laity of a diocese
- a district represented at such an assembly
- (sometimes capital) (in some British universities) a legislative assembly composed mainly of graduates
- (in India) a degree-awarding ceremony
- (in Australia and New Zealand) the graduate membership of a university
Word Origin and History for convocation
late 14c., "assembly of persons," from Old French convocation and directly from Latin convocationem (nominative convocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convocare "to call together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vocare "to call," from vox "voice" (see voice (n.)). Related: Convocational.