v. con·vened, con·ven·ing, con·venes
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
1. To cause to come together formally; convoke: convene a special session of Congress. See Synonyms at call.
2. To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.
[Middle English convenen, from Old French convenir, from Latin convenīre : com-, com- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
con·vener, con·venor n.
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