Part of speech: noun

A meeting; assembly; compact; general consent.

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Usage examples "convention":

  1. Do you think it is all a convention- that my feeling, my conscience, remain outside? - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. Maybe it was an hour I stood there, and maybe it was only a minute; but at last I takes one wild look around over that girl convention and then I backs out. - "Torchy", Sewell Ford.
  3. I know that there cannot be one law for me and another for all the other women in the world, and if I break through a social convention I am prepared to abide by the consequences. - "Ideala", Sarah Grand.