And know this: Despite the willfully informal name, the import of such a convocation was immense.
Congregation numbers four hundred, convocation nearly six thousand.
convocation was about to meet, and must undergo a preliminary purification.
During the last year such a convocation was held at Tablequah, the seat of the Cherokee government.
The convocation broke up in sobs, psalmody, and kisses on the cheek.
Mr. Coxe's nomination was approved by convocation on Nov. 16.
They entertained the committee from the convocation for dinner, that evening.
The proceedings in the convocation turned chiefly upon two performances of Dr. Hoadley, bishop of Bangor.
What came on was a view, from another angle, of the convocation Chamber.
In this convocation seventeen of the clergy were opposed to the commissary, and only six in his favor.
late 14c., "assembly of persons," from Old French convocation and directly from Latin convocationem (nominative convocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of convocare "to call together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vocare "to call," from vox "voice" (see voice (n.)). Related: Convocational.
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 (Lev. 23:2, 3), the Passover (Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:7, 8; Num. 28:25), Pentecost (Lev. 23:21), the feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:24; Num. 29:1), the feast of Weeks (Num. 28:26), and the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:35, 36). The great fast, the annual day of atonement, was "the holy convocation" (Lev. 23:27; Num. 29:7).