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convene

verb accumulate, aggroup, amass, assemble, bring together, call, call together, call up, collect, congregate, consolidate, converge, convocare, convoke, draw together, gather, gather together, group, hold a meeting, hold a session, meet, mobilize, muster, rally, reunite, round up, summon, unite
Associated concepts: convene a session of a court, convene a term of the court
See also: call, collect, congregate, converge, gather, join, meet, rendezvous, summon

convene

to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc.

CONVENE, civil law. This is a technical term, signifying to bring an action.

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That, being convened from different parts of the country, they brought with them and communicated to each other a variety of useful information.
Pass through the Low Archipelago -- Tahiti -- Aspect -- Vegetation on the Mountains -- View of Eimeo -- Excursion into the Interior -- Profound Ravines -- Succession of Waterfalls -- Number of wild useful Plants -- Temperance of the Inhabitants -- Their moral state -- Parliament convened -- New Zealand -- Bay of Islands -- Hippahs -- Excursion to Waimate -- Missionary Establishment -- English Weeds now run wild -- Waiomio -- Funeral of a New Zealand Woman -- Sail for Australia.
But though this latter view, if she indeed had it, may appear reasonable enough, yet the event did not answer her expectation; for when she was convened before the justice, and it was universally apprehended that the house of correction would have been her fate, though some of the young women cryed out "It was good enough for her," and diverted themselves with the thoughts of her beating hemp in a silk gown; yet there were many others who began to pity her condition: but when it was known in what manner Mr Allworthy had behaved, the tide turned against her.
We have,"' the old lady read on with a little extra emphasis, '"a meeting of our Convened Chief Composite Committee of Central and District Philanthropists, at our Head Haven as above; and it is their unanimous pleasure that I take the chair.
Another consultation of the chiefs was convened, and it was apparent, by the earnest and vehement manner of the few who spoke, that the warriors conceived their success as yet to be far from complete.
Pickwick lectured upon the discovery at a General Club Meeting, convened on the night succeeding their return, and entered into a variety of ingenious and erudite speculations on the meaning of the inscription.
Thomson (NYSE:TMS)(Euronext Paris:18453), the world leader in integrated solutions (technologies, equipment and services) for the entertainment and media industries, has been informed that TCL International Holdings Limited ("TCL International")(HKSE stock code: 1070), the leading multimedia consumer electronics manufacturer in China, convened today a meeting of its shareholders to be held on July 2, 2004 to give final approval to form TCL-Thomson Electronics Corporation ("TTE") and the arrangements for the future operations of TTE on a global basis.
An initial group of patent holders whose patents are determined to be essential will be convened within 30-45 days to begin considering terms of a joint license, but the process will remain open and submissions will continue to be welcome.
Following the issuance of the DRM Reference Document and call for initial patent submissions, we hope that initial evaluations can be completed by the end of 2003, that an initial group of essential patent holders can be convened in the beginning of 2004 and that a joint patent license can be made available to the market during 2004.
Cyclists and fans convened at Memorial Park Picnic Lane to kick off the beginning of another exciting season of the BP MS 150 Bike Tour.
Initial evaluations were concluded as soon as possible following completion of the final draft standard, and a first meeting of an initial group of essential patent holders is being convened promptly.
THCI has also convened a national committee of distinguished medical educators to help plan the September conference.