Convene

Definition of Convene

Con`vene´
v. i.1.To come together; to meet; to unite.
[imp. & p. p. Convened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convenong.]
In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
- Sir I. Newton.
2.To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
The Parliament of Scotland now convened.
- Sir R. Baker.
Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene.
- Thomson.
v. t.1.To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
And now the almighty father of the gods
Convenes a council in the blest abodes.
- Pope.
2.To summon judicially to meet or appear.
By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge.
- Ayliffe.

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