convoke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v convoke call together "The students were convened in the auditorium"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Convoke To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons. "There remained no resource but the dreadful one of convoking a parliament."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • convoke To call together; summon to meet; assemble by summons.
    • convoke To call or draw in by claim or demand; appropriate as a right or power; claim as appertaining.
    • convoke = Syn. 1. Invite, Summon, etc. See call.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Convoke kon-vōk′ to call together: to assemble—also Con′vocāte
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. convocare,: cf. F. convoquer,. See Convocate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. convocārecon, together, and vocāre, -ātum, to call.

Usage

In literature:

The above notes are exclusively founded on the probable necessity of dissolution after the Chamber is convoked.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
What chance has an ignorant slave before a tribunal chosen by his accuser, suddenly convoked, and consisting of but five persons?
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
Orange and Egmont besought her to convoke the states-general, as the only safe counsellors in such an emergency.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
But, at the same time, the Diet which had convoked it had in no way fixed its attributions.
"Revolution and Counter-Revolution" by Karl Marx
Any one of the five tribes could convoke the federal council, but the council could not convene itself.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
A Council convoked by the Emperor they would acknowledge, but a Papal Council never.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
The states-general were again convoked in February 1357.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Who convoked the assembly?
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
At the assembly convoked to decide on his fate, the first proposal was to throw him into the fire.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
In 1615 Matthias convoked a general diet, i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
BASEL, COUNCIL OF, a celebrated oecumenical council of the Church, convoked by Pope Martin V and his successor Eugenius IV.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
They never were convoked except to exact gold and the blood of their race from them.
"The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion" by Eugène Sue
My life has been threatened; but I have no fear, and I will convoke the Legislature if further power is necessary.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
Shall he convoke multitudes on Wimbledon Common?
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
All the persons who have been convoked to the meeting have arrived long ago.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
He convoked a synod, which expelled every image-breaker from the Church (731).
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
But the central diet convoked in 1847 by Frederick William IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Along with it was convoked a sort of mass-meeting of citizens.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
In 325 there was a great council in the city of Nicaea, convoked by Constantine.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
As to assemblies, synods, or national councils, they indisputably cannot be convoked except when the sovereign or State deems them necessary.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In news:

In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt saw a need to convoke a conference at The Hague to discuss arms limitations.
T he moment that Pope John announced his plan to convoke an Ecumenical Council, interest centered on the question of what the Council could accomplish for Christian unity.
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