- to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
- to cause to assemble; convoke.
- to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.
Origin of convene
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1. congregate, meet, collect, gather.
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Examples from the Web for reconvened
And when the European Central Bank reconvened after its holiday, it seemed to do something positive.Economics Developments in the U.S., Europe, and China Could Trip Up Obama’s Reelection Campaign
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Presiding Judge O-Gon Kwon reconvened court until Tuesday when they will attempt to start the trial again.The Case of the Missing Defendant
October 26, 2009
Anderson then reconvened the council to lay this answer before them.Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61
Then Ravick reconvened the meeting, with nobody but his gang.Four-Day Planet
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The electoral college could not be reconvened because it becomes functus officio immediately after electing the President.Government in the United States
James Wilford Garner
The Palais Bourbon was cleared, and the Deputies were reconvened in their assembly hall.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
Any Irish owner, upon surrendering his land to the king, got a patent which reconvened it on him.Landholding In England
- to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
- (tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
C15: from Latin convenīre to assemble, from venīre to come
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Word Origin and History for reconvened
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