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 for Convene
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Convene \Con*vene"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Convened; p. pr. &
     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.]
     1. To come together; to meet; to unite. [R.]
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              In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and
              convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
                                                    --Sir I.
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     2. To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose;
        to meet; to assemble. --Locke.
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              The Parliament of Scotland now convened. --Sir R.
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              Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene.
     Syn: To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Convene \Con*vene"\, v. t.
     1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
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              And now the almighty father of the gods
              Convenes a council in the blest abodes. --Pope.
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     2. To summon judicially to meet or appear.
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              By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be
              convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: meet formally; "The council convened last week"
      2: call together; "The students were convened in the auditorium"
         [syn: convoke, convene]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "convene":
     assemble, bid come, call, call away, call back, call for,
     call forth, call in, call out, call together, call up, cite,
     conjure, conjure up, convoke, demand, evoke, hold a meeting,
     hold a session, indent, invoke, meet, muster, muster up, open,
     order up, page, preconize, recall, requisition, send after,
     send for, serve, sit, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon up,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONVENE, civil law. This is a technical term, signifying to bring an action. 

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