National Convention

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National Convention
1.  a convention held every four years by each major US political party to choose its presidential candidate
2.  French history the longest-lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept 1792 to Oct 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory

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Main Entry:  national convention1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  either of two US political party assemblies held every four years to nominate presidential and vice-presidential candidates
Example:  Television coverage of the national conventions has taken a nosedive.
Main Entry:  National Convention2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the constitutional and legislative assembly of France in 1792-1795; also called Convention's 21st Century Lexicon
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