Con*vene" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.p. Convened (?); & vb.n. Convenong.] [L. convenire; con- + venire to come: cf. F. convenir to agree, to be fitting, OF. also, to assemble. See Come, and cf. Covenant.]


To come together; to meet; to unite.


In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom. Sir I. Newton.


To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.


The Parliament of Scotland now convened. Sir R. Baker.

Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene. Thomson.

Syn. -- To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to unite.


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Con*vene", v. t.


To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.

And now the almighty father of the gods Convenes a council in the blest abodes. Pope.


To summon judicially to meet or appear.

By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge. Ayliffe.


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