convocation

Part of speech: noun

the act of convoking

Part of speech: noun

An ecclesiastical congress or council.

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Usage examples "convocation":

  1. There was always a convocation when it started. - "Marcia Schuyler", Grace Livingston Hill Lutz.
  2. Obtaining neither taxes nor loans, unable to make use of the plenary court, and not wishing to recall the parliaments, Brienne, as a last resource, promised the convocation of the states- general. - "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.
  3. It was pleasant to be awakened by a convocation of birds at sunrise, and to watch the shadows of the leaves dance out upon our translucent roof of canvas. - "Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness", Henry van Dyke.