Definition of convener in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈviːnə/
(also convenor)


1A person whose job it is to call people together for meetings of a committee: Convener of the Recreation Committee
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  • The convenor of the committee should avoid any appearance of controversy.
  • The European committee made it to Brussels once, those covering social inclusion have been to Dublin once, and the committee of conveners is only going to Brussels this spring because the trip is being paid for out of European funds.
  • Specifically, McConnell will follow in Tony Blair's footsteps by allowing the conveners of parliamentary committees to grill him twice a year on any subjects they wish.
1.1British A senior trade union official at a workplace: a local Transport Union convener
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  • Chris Stephens, the convener of the SNP trade union group, said: ‘It's a very positive step for us.’
  • Liverpool council lifted the suspensions and the threat of sacking to a Unison union convenor and a senior shop steward last week.
  • They were protesting at what they see as management's victimisation of a Unison union convenor and a senior shop steward.
1.2The chairman and civic head of some regional Scottish councils: Convener of Orkney Islands Council
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  • And yet Sir David Steel, presiding officer and convener of the Scottish parliament's corporate body, does not know when it will be finished or how much it will have cost by then.
  • Speakers included Alan Walter of Defend Council Housing and Colin Fox the convenor of the Scottish Socialist Party.
  • Robert Balfour, the convenor of the Scottish Landowners Federation, said it would be irresponsible to walk through a growing food crop.

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