convene

[kuhn-veen]
verb (used without object), convened, convening.
1.
to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
verb (used with object), convened, convening.
2.
to cause to assemble; convoke.
3.
to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin convenīre to come together, equivalent to con- con- + venīre to come

convenable, adjective
convenably, adverb
convener, convenor, noun
reconvene, verb, reconvened, reconvening.
unconvenable, adjective
unconvened, adjective
unconvening, adjective


1. congregate, meet, collect, gather.
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convene (kənˈviːn)
 
vb
1.  to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
2.  (tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
 
[C15: from Latin convenīre to assemble, from venīre to come]

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convene
early 15c., from M.Fr. convenir, from L. convenire "unite, be suitable, agree," from com- "together" + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Convener (late 16c.); convening (1650s).
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Example sentences
Convene administrators, and tales of lazy, irresponsible faculty members soon
  erupt.
Students can watch from their dorm rooms or convene in one of the other
  locations.
It falls to him to convene a tribunal and examine the suspects.
Most importantly, they decided to convene the first session of the new
  parliament two days before the anniversary.
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