Origin of convention
Examples from the Web for convention
In 1968, at the ripe age of 14, I was at the Miami convention carrying my Rockefeller sign on the convention floor.
The outraged grammar stickler mistakes a convention for an immutable and fundamental law of the universe.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With|Nick Romeo|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That convention, though poorly attended, was the precursor to the Constitutional Convention.
During the convention, debates about the executive were shaped by the belief that Washington would be its first office-holder.
The convention only gains legitimacy when Washington agrees to not only attend it, but preside over it.
And if the convention was ignored, as it sometimes was, Hugo alone had the right to begin the ignoring of it.Hugo|Arnold Bennett
The law has been declared by the law officers of the Crown to be a breach of the London Convention.The Transvaal from Within|J. P. Fitzpatrick
The Convention met on the 21st of September, and its first act was to abolish the ancient monarchy and proclaim France a republic.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
It was not a convention of Abolitionists, although Garrison was a member, but of politicians, mostly of the Whig party.William Lloyd Garrison|Archibald H. Grimke
They had shown in their convention a few weeks before their hostility to autonomy.The History of Cuba, vol. 4|Willis Fletcher Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for convention
- a large formal assembly of a group with common interests, such as a political party or trade union
- the persons attending such an assembly
Word Origin for convention
Word Origin and History for convention
early 15c., "agreement," from Middle French convention and directly from Latin conventionem (nominative conventio) "meeting, assembly, covenant," noun of action from past participle stem of convenire (see convene).