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convocationcon‧vo‧ca‧tion /ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ noun  1 [countable usually singular] formal a large formal meeting of a group of people, especially church officials2 [uncountable] formalARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETC the process of arranging for a large meeting to be held3 [countable usually singular] American EnglishSEC the ceremony held when students have finished their studies and are leaving a college or university
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convocationAt a convocation in the fall of his senior year, Pierre spoke about the need to break down stereotypes.Bel-Hathor called a convocation of all the realm's greatest mages and instructed them to guard Ulthuan's eastern approaches.a convocation of Moslem clergy in MeccaTypical of the uneasy compromises that resulted was the Ten Articles of Faith laid down by convocation in 1536.From convocation he obtained a biennial tenth conditional upon the clergy's exemption from any parliamentary tax.Who's going to be the speaker at the convocation?The arguments delayed the convocation of the first congress, planned for February 1992.
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