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Definitions of convention

  1. orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (diplomacy) an international agreement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A meeting; a social, commercial, or political assembly; a diplomatic agreement; something established by general consent; hence, a fixed custom or usage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act of convening; assembly convened; agreement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A meeting; assembly; compact; general consent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of coming together; an assembly; union; coalition, specially of representatives for some definite purpose; a contract; an agreement between military commanders previous to a definitive treaty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. An assembly, particularly of delegates or representatives; an agreement made at a public assembly; an agreement made before a treaty or between the commanders of two hostile armies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for convention

  1. What you have heard about me explains why I can scarcely afford to discard convention does it not, Mr. Hamil? – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  2. 6. Who was chosen President of the Convention – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
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