Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of convoking.
  • n. A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
  • n. A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
  • n. An assembly of the clergy and representative laity of a section of a diocese of the Episcopal Church.
  • n. The district represented at such an assembly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of calling or assembling by summons.
  • n. An assembly or meeting.
  • n. An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
  • n. An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of calling or assembling by summons.
  • n. An assembly or meeting.
  • n. An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
  • n. An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of calling together or assembling by summons.
  • n. An assembly.
  • n. [capitalized] An assembly of the clergy of the Church of England for the settlement of certain ecclesiastical affairs.
  • n. In the University of Cambridge, England, an assembly of the senate out of term time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of convoking
  • n. a group gathered in response to a summons

Etymologies

From Latin convocareĀ ("to come together") (Wiktionary)

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