Definition and Meanings for convention

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Convention is ranked 2,488 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of convention

noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of convention

l. conventio: cf. f. convention. see convene, v. i.pos

Meaning of convention


as noun, intransitive verb

  • the act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.
  • general agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.
  • a meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.
  • an extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored charles ii. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by james ii.
  • an agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments.
  • No antonyms for convention

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