convene

[ kuhn-veen ]
/ kənˈvin /

verb (used without object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.

to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.

verb (used with object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.

to cause to assemble; convoke.
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

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British Dictionary definitions for convener (1 of 2)

convener

convenor

/ (kənˈviːnə) /

noun

a person who convenes or chairs a meeting, committee, etc, esp one who is specifically elected to do soa convener of shop stewards
the chairman and civic head of certain Scottish councilsCompare provost (def. 3)

Derived forms of convener

convenership or convenorship, noun

British Dictionary definitions for convener (2 of 2)

convene
/ (kənˈviːn) /

verb

to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
(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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