- an assembly of the clergy of part of a diocese.
- the area represented at such an assembly.
Origin of convocation
Related formscon·vo·ca·tion·al, adjectivecon·vo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb
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
British Dictionary definitions for convocation
- an assembly of the clergy and part of the laity of a diocese
- a district represented at such an assembly