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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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An attempt by Berri to convene a session last month, prior to the formation of the Cabinet, was met with fierce opposition from the March 14 coalition, which accused Berri of infringing on the prerogatives of the prime minister, whose post was in caretaker status at that time.
The session did not convene because none of the March 14 lawmakers participated in the vote and the session failed to reach quorum.
Zaanoun saw otherwise, however, arguing that the PNC will only convene so that the PLO Executive Committee does not lose its legitimacy, which is why the PNC will convene without the required quorum.
In the absence of structures or forums in which these institutions and individuals can come together, someone needs to convene them.
An elected leader's authority to convene is based on the office, not the person.
Again, legislators will convene to balance the budget, not debate term limits.
Summary: Speaker Nabih Berri said in comments published Tuesday that he will invite Parliament to convene next week to discuss the economic situation as well as the living conditions of the Lebanese.
The Board has, in accordance with the above request, decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, which is expected to be held in August, 2006.
Nasdaq:AMAT), in conjunction with SEMI, will convene a prominent group of industry leaders, government officials and content experts at a groundbreaking symposium in Shanghai, China, on March 15-16.
This poll and Cuban-American reaction to the new policy come just after a vote in the House of Representatives to overturn some aspects of the new policy, and as members of the Democratic National Platform Committee convene this weekend in Miami to finalize the party platform.
NASDAQ: IINT), a leading provider of Service Delivery Management(TM) (SDM) solutions, will convene the first Indus PartnerWorld February 25-26 in Atlanta to collaborate and guide the course of SDM technology with more than 30 of its leading partner companies.
The Markle Foundation will convene the Collaborative, which will include practicing clinicians; hospitals; employers and other third-party payers; federal and state government organizations; healthcare information technology organizations; academic and research institutions; national standards groups; accrediting organizations, manufacturers; community organizations, and consumers.