National Convention

  1. French History. the legislature of France 1792–95.

  2. U.S. Politics. a convention held every four years by each of the major political parties to nominate a presidential candidate.

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How to use National Convention in a sentence

  • Having discharged this duty imposed on them, the deputies proceeded to hold a National Convention in the city of Birmingham.

  • In 1882 the manner of representation to the National Convention was changed from congressional districts to grouping of counties.

    Two Decades | Frances W. Graham and Georgeanna M. Gardenier
  • At the National Convention of the new party, Southern resolutions were adopted by a vote of 80 to 59.

  • In 1875 he was persuaded to engage in political matters, and was sent to the National Convention of 1876 as a delegate.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • For three days now the Democratic party, in National Convention assembled at Chicago, had been in the throes of labor.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for National Convention

National Convention

  1. a convention held every four years by each major US political party to choose its presidential candidate

  2. French history the longest-lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept 1792 to Oct 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory

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