What does the word convention mean?

Usage examples for convention

  1. Do you think it is all a convention- that my feeling, my conscience, remain outside? – Marcella by 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 by 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 by Sarah Grand