convene

[kuhn-veen]
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verb (used with object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.
  1. to cause to assemble; convoke.
  2. to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.

Origin of convene

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin convenīre to come together, equivalent to con- con- + venīre to come
Related formscon·ven·a·ble, adjectivecon·ven·a·bly, adverbcon·ven·er, con·ve·nor, nounre·con·vene, verb, re·con·vened, re·con·ven·ing.un·con·ven·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·vened, adjectiveun·con·ven·ing, adjective

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convene

verb
  1. to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
  2. (tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc

Word Origin for convene

C15: from Latin convenīre to assemble, from venīre to come
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Word Origin and History for convene
v.

early 15c., from Middle French convenir "to suit, agree," from Latin convenire "unite, be suitable, agree, assemble," from com- "together" (see com-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Convened; convener; convening.

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