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Definitions of convocation

  1. the act of convoking The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. a group gathered in response to a summons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of calling or assembling by summons. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. An assembly or meeting. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The act of calling together an assembly, especially of bishops and clergy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Act of convoking: an assembly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Act of calling together; ecclesiastical assembly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. An ecclesiastical congress or council. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of calling or assembling by summons; an assembly, specially, in the Church of England, of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs. In the university of Oxford, an academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A meeting convened of clergy or heads of a university; a convention, synod, or council. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. This term (with one exception)-- ( Isaiah 1:13 ) is applied invariably to meetings of a religious character, in contradistinction to congregation. biblestudytools.com
  14. a meeting of a religious character as distinguished from congregation, which was more general, dealing with political and legal matters. Hence it is called an "holy convocation." Such convocations were the Sabbaths ( Leviticus 23:2 Leviticus 23:3 ), the Passover ( Exodus 12:16 ; Leviticus 23:7 Leviticus 23:8 ; Numbers 28:25 ), Pentecost ( Leviticus 23:21 ), the feast of Trumpets ( Leviticus 23:24 ; Numbers 29:1 ), the feast of Weeks ( Numbers 28:26 ), and the feast of Tabernacles ( Leviticus 23:35 Leviticus 23:36 ). The great fast, the annual day of atonement, was "the holy convocation" ( Leviticus 23:27 ; Numbers 29:7 ). biblestudytools.com
  15. Calling together; assembly; (Ch. of Eng.) synod of elergy of province of Canterbury or York; legislative assembly of Oxford or Durham Univ. Hence convocational a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. [L.] (Eccl. Hist.) The Council of the Church, consisting of the clergy of a province summoned by the archbishop. Edward I. first summoned convocations in England for the purpose of obtaining subsidies from them. The power of taxing their own body was taken from them in 1664, when the clergy were allowed to vote in elections of knights of the shire. The House of Convocation in the University of Oxford is the assembly which ratifies decrees and statutes. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. Act of calling or assembling by summons; —an assembly or meeting; —a general assembly of the clergy of England and Wales, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs; —an assembly of the heads in a university. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. The act of calling to an assembly ; an assembly ; an assembly of the clergy for consultation upon matters ecclesiastical. Complete Dictionary
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