convocation

[ kon-vuh-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn vəˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of convoking.
the state of being convoked.
a group of people gathered in answer to a summons; assembly.
Anglican Church. either of the two provincial synods or assemblies of the clergy.
Protestant Episcopal Church.
  1. an assembly of the clergy of part of a diocese.
  2. the area represented at such an assembly.
a formal assembly at a college or university, especially for a graduation ceremony.

Origin of convocation

1350–1400; Middle English convocacio(u)n (< Middle French) < Latin convocātiōn- (stem of convocātiō). See convoke, -ation

Related forms

con·vo·ca·tion·al, adjectivecon·vo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb

Synonym study

3. See convention.
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convocation

/ (ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

convocational, adjectiveconvocator, noun
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