Convocation Con`vo*ca"tion, n. [L. convocatio: cf. F. convocation. See {Convoke}.] 1. The act of calling or assembling by summons. [1913 Webster]

2. An assembly or meeting. [1913 Webster]

In the first day there shall be a holy convocation. --Ex. xii. 16. [1913 Webster]

3. (Ch. of Eng.) An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs. [1913 Webster]

Note: In England, the provinces of Canterbury and York have each their convocation, but no session for business were allowed from 1717 to 1861. The Convocation of Canterbury consists of two houses. In the Convocation of York the business has been generally conducted in one assembly. [1913 Webster]

4. (Oxf. University) An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.

Syn: meeting; assembly; congregation; congress; diet; convention; synod; council. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.