Convention

Con*ven"tion

(?), n. [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.] 1. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.
[1913 Webster]

The conventions or associations of several particles of matter into bodies of any certain denomination.
Boyle.
[1913 Webster]

2. General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.
[1913 Webster]

There are thousands now
Such women, but convention beats them down.
Tennyson.
[1913 Webster]

3. A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.
[1913 Webster]

He set himself to the making of good laws in a grand convention of his nobles.
Sir R. Baker.
[1913 Webster]

A convention of delegates from all the States, to meet in Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of reserving the federal system, and correcting its defects.
W. Irving.
[1913 Webster]

4. (Eng. Hist) 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.
[1913 Webster]

Our gratitude is due . . . to the Long Parliament, to the Convention, and to William of Orange.
Macaulay.
[1913 Webster]

5. 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.
[1913 Webster]

This convention, I think from my soul, is nothing but a stipulation for national ignominy; a truce without a suspension of hostilities.
Ld. Chatham.
[1913 Webster]

The convention with the State of Georgia has been ratified by their Legislature.
T. Jefferson.
[1913 Webster]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Sun 09th December 2018