- an assembly of the clergy of part of a diocese.
- the area represented at such an assembly.
Origin of convocation
synonym study for convocation
OTHER WORDS FROM convocationcon·vo·ca·tion·al, adjectivecon·vo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use convocation in a sentence
The typically somber atmosphere at the bi-annual church convocation was punctuated by hollers, applause and a shout of “brill!”Church of England Gets Female Bishops and a Conservative Backlash|Nico Hines|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I show one to my college adviser, a semi-famous poet; he has just chosen me to attend a poetry convocation in Indiana.Juvenilia: A Bibliography|Eric Puchner|February 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST
And know this: Despite the willfully informal name, the import of such a convocation was immense.The Most Important Chef in America|Joshua David Stein|September 16, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The new creed, called the King's Book, approved by the houses of convocation, and made the standard of English orthodoxy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
During the last year such a convocation was held at Tahlequah, the seat of the Cherokee government.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
For "Convocation" one must of course, in Cambridge language, read "Senate."
He felt that his proper place was in the centre of the great events announced and begun by this convocation.
The month of December, 1563, witnessed the close of that celebrated convocation, the Council of Trent.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
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