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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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Finding leaders who can play this convening role is growing in importance.
Aung Shwe recalled the party's landslide victory in 1990, when it won 392 out the 485 seats in parliament, and criticized the military government for not allowing the convening of parliament then to form a new government on grounds that a state constitution must be drawn up before any power transfer.
Isn't there a problem when the convening authority of the museum builds itself into an inescapable institutional voice, coded into the artworks themselves?
Hogues appointment as convening authority for these two military commissions, he will continue to serve as Counsel for the Commandant, United States Marine Corps.
Convening the pre-budget session in February has raised eyebrows, especially in the opposition ranks.
The PML-N also held a protest meeting at the parliament house against the arrest of Shahbaz Sharif and what they say not timely convening of the lower house session.
However, the minority leader cited the impracticality of convening Congress to start deliberations on charter change, with the end view of shifting the form of government to federalism.
In January, the House of Representatives has adopted House Concurrent Resolution 9 convening Congress into Con-ass to study and finalize the draft amendments to 1987 Constitution.
She said both chambers are expected to pass a resolution convening a joint session of Congress to listen to the President's annual Sona later in the day.
According to Pimentel, saying that a resolution from the House convening Congress into the body which would tackle amendments to the Constitution is enough was just on the mind of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.