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National Convention

French History. the legislature of France 1792–95.
U.S. Politics. a convention held every four years by each of the major political parties to nominate a presidential candidate. Unabridged
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  • For the first time in thirteen years they met in National Convention on German soil.

  • The members of the National Convention were then about to be chosen.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • There were fierce contentions in the National Convention, but, on the whole, its attitude was one to inspire confidence.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Two men were to be chosen in each parish as delegates to the National Convention.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
  • It is due to the National Convention to say, that this section was not adopted "without considerable opposition."

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British Dictionary definitions for National Convention

National Convention

a convention held every four years by each major US political party to choose its presidential candidate
(French history) the longest-lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept 1792 to Oct 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory
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Contemporary definitions for National Convention

either of two US political party assemblies held every four years to nominate presidential and vice-presidential candidates


Television coverage of the national conventions has taken a nosedive.


the constitutional and legislative assembly of France in 1792-1795; also called Convention's 21st Century Lexicon
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