Convocation



[kon-vuh-key-shuh n] /ˌkɒn vəˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of convoking.
2.
the state of being convoked.
3.
a group of people gathered in answer to a summons; assembly.
4.
Anglican Church. either of the two provincial synods or assemblies of the clergy.
5.
Protestant Episcopal Church.

6.
a formal assembly at a college or university, especially for a graduation ceremony.
/ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a large formal assembly, esp one specifically convened
2.
the act of convoking or state of being convoked
3.
(Church of England) either of the synods of the provinces of Canterbury or York
4.
(Episcopal Church)

5.
(sometimes capital) (in some British universities) a legislative assembly composed mainly of graduates
6.
(in India) a degree-awarding ceremony
7.
(in Australia and New Zealand) the graduate membership of a university
n.

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).

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