A convocation is a calling together of people — or it can also refer to the group that has gathered in response to the convocation. A convocation of students might protest a new dress code policy.

The noun convocation stems from the Latin word convocare, meaning "to call together," which combines the prefix com-, meaning "together," and vocare, meaning "to call." A convocation — or calling together — of citizens to unite in protest may bring an end to a country's unjust government. A convocation — or assembly — of workers might gather to demand higher wages and better working conditions.

Definitions of convocation

n the act of convoking

calling together
Type of:
assemblage, assembly, gathering
the social act of assembling

n a group gathered in response to a summons

Type of:
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place

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