convene

[kuhn-veen]
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

Synonyms for convene

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Examples from the Web for convenor

Contemporary Examples of convenor

  • At 16, when he was formally initiated into manhood, Mandela received yet another name: Dalibunga—“convenor of the Great Council.”

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    Mandela: The Miracle Maker

    Sam Seibert

    December 5, 2013


British Dictionary definitions for convenor

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 convenor
n.

variant of convener (see convene).

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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