Convoke Con*voke", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convoked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convoking}.] [L. convocare: cf. F. convoquer. See {Convocate}.] To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons. [1913 Webster]

There remained no resource but the dreadful one of convoking a parliament. --palfrey.

Syn: To summon; assemble; convene. See {Call}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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