- an assembly of the clergy of part of a diocese.
- the area represented at such an assembly.
Origin of convocation
Examples from the Web for convocation
And know this: Despite the willfully informal name, the import of such a convocation was immense.
They would delight a convocation of crowned heads plotting against the people.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Five|Abraham Lincoln
The returns were completed; the members assembled in London, and with them as usual the convocation of the clergy.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
The districts were formed, on the king's convocation, the 21st of April, 1789.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
This hesitation was caused by the convocation of all the freemasons for bringing about a reconciliation between the two parties.The Insurrection in Paris|An Englishman: Davy
They have enough piety to fit out a convocation of bishops, with a great deal left over.The Librarian at Play|Edmund Lester Pearson
- an assembly of the clergy and part of the laity of a diocese
- a district represented at such an assembly
late 14c., "assembly of persons," from Old French convocation and directly from Latin convocationem (nominative convocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convocare "to call together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vocare "to call," from vox "voice" (see voice (n.)). Related: Convocational.