Definitions of convention

  1. the act of convening Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a large formal assembly; "political convention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (diplomacy) an international agreement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. An assembly, esp. of representatives for some special object: temporary treaty: an agreement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of convening; assembly convened; agreement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A meeting; assembly; compact; general consent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. kon-ven'shun, n. an assembly, esp. of representatives or delegates for some common object: any extraordinary assembly called upon any special occasion: any temporary treaty: an agreement: established usage: fashion.--adj. CONVEN'TIONAL, formed by convention: growing out of tacit agreement or custom: customary: not spontaneous.--v.t. CONVEN'TIONALISE.--ns. CONVENTIONALISM, that which is established by tacit agreement, as a mode of speech, &c.; CONVEN'TIONALIST, one who adheres to a convention, or is swayed by conventionalism; CONVENTIONAL'ITY, state of being conventional: that which is established by use or custom.--adv. CONVEN'TIONALLY.--adj. CONVEN'TIONARY, acting under contract.--ns. CONVEN'TIONER, CONVEN'TIONIST. [Fr.,--L. convention-em. See CONVENE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Act of convening; formal assembly, esp. (Eng. Hist.) of Parliament without summons of King, 1660& 1688; agreement between parties; general (often tacit) consent; practice based on this. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. [L.] (Hist.) An assembly of national representatives meeting under extraordinary circumstances, without being convoked by legal authority. Such was the Parliament which restored Charles II. in 1661, and the Parliament which, in 1688, declared that James II. had abdicated the crown. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. [L.] In Fr. Hist., the assembly which proclaimed the republic in 1792. See Assembly. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [Latin] Act of coming together, or assembling; union; coalition; —a formal assembly of delegates or representatives; —a compact to suspend hostilities pending negotiations, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The act of coming together, union, coalition ; an assembly; a contract, an agreement for a time. Complete Dictionary