Recorded since c. 1440, from Middle French convention, from Latin conventiō (“meeting, assembling; agreement, convention”), from conveniō (“come, gather or meet together, assemble”), from con- (“with, together”) + veniō (“come”).
convention (plural conventions)
- A meeting or gathering.
- The convention was held in Geneva.
- 2012 May 30, Katherine Stewart, “How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren”, the Guardian:
- The CEF and the legal advocacy groups that have been responsible for its tremendous success over the past ten years are determined to "Knock down all doors, all the barriers, to all 65,000 public elementary schools in America and take the Gospel to this open mission field now! Not later, now!" in the words of a keynote speaker at the CEF's national convention in 2010.
- A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates
- The EU installed an inter-institutional Convention to draft a European constitution
- The convening of a formal meeting
- A formal agreement, contract or pact
- (international law) A treaty or supplement to such.
- The Vienna convention at the Vienna Congress (1814-15) standardized most of diplomatic conduct for generations
- A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour.
- Table seatings are generally determined by tacit convention, not binding formal protocol
- The convention of driving on the right is reinforced by law.
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convention f (plural conventions)
- An agreement
- A formal meeting
- La convention sur l’avenir de l’Europe.
- A conventionally standardised choice
- Par convention, le courant va du plus vers le moins.