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Convoke  v. t.  (past & past part. convoked; pres. part. convoking)  To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons. "There remained no resource but the dreadful one of convoking a parliament."
Synonyms: To summon; assemble; convene. See Call.

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"Convoke" Quotes from Famous Books

... who desired improvement would not assent to the powers which the king claimed over monks. A new dynasty (of which the sixth monarch is now on the throne) was founded in 1782 by Chao Phaya Chakkri. One of his first acts was to convoke a council for the revision of the Tipitaka and to build a special hall in which the text thus agreed on was preserved. His successor Phra: Buddha Lot La is considered the best poet that Siam has produced ...
— Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) • Charles Eliot

... was that the Governor- General triumphed by a majority of above a hundred votes over the combined efforts of the Directors and the Cabinet. The ministers were greatly exasperated by this defeat. Even Lord North lost his temper, no ordinary occurrence with him, and threatened to convoke Parliament before Christmas, and to bring in a bill for depriving the Company of all political power, and for restricting it to its old business of trading in silks ...
— Critical and Historical Essays Volume 1 • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... "To convoke the members of whom we are sure at six o'clock in the morning, and those of whom we are not sure at eight. Having only our own men, it will be devilishly hard to ...
— The Companions of Jehu • Alexandre Dumas, pere

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