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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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This minibus project was inspired by our deputy convenor Kenny Bell, who died a year ago, and who was an inspirational figure with a tremendous commitment to international solidarity and encouraging young members.
Margaret Thatcher subsequently described the Birmingham convenor in her memoirs as a "notorious agitator".
Terry Dillon, union convenor, said: "His heart is in Broughton and we will be sorry to see him go because he has been a good salesman for this site.
The convenor has also been suspended along with all union representatives at the plant.
Borders education convenor Catriona Bhatia, 42, will fight the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale seat for the Liberal Democrats.
Mick Forbes, convenor at the Erdington driveshaft factory, said workers had been "disappointed" by the announcement that the group's forge facility in Great Barr is to close by the end of the year while its chassis factory in Aldridge will also shut by the end of 2010.
au> The convenor is Dr Joanne Scott and more information will be posted to the AHA website shortly.
Convenor Bob Welham said the cuts broke a pledge that the deal would not lead to job losses and were hard to swallow as the firm is believed to have made pounds 640m last year.
The former union convenor at Moreton's Cadbury's site said: "Being elected chair of the GEC is obviously a great personal honour, but I hope it will also serve as a boost to other women across the trade union movement.
A former works convenor at Ford's Bridgend engine plant is the new leader of the Transport and General Workers' Union in Wales.
In my role of convenor of the NSW steering committee for the Australia on the Map 1606-2006, I flew to Canberra to meet with the other state convenors and the Federal Steering Committee.
Niketu Iralu was Convenor of the Coordination Committee preparing the ground for renewed negotiations between Nagas and India, and is a member of the Nagaland Baptist Church Peace Committee.