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convocation

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːnvəˈkeɪʃən; ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃən/

Translation of convocation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1
    ( also Convocation)
    (no article/sin artículo) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) 1.1 [Religion/Religión] sínodo (masculine), asamblea (feminine) 1.2 (Educ) claustro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Initially, the hall was to host lectures and speeches as primary functions, followed by university convocations and ceremonies, and lastly musical and theatrical performances.
    • The three were selected from 25 nominations submitted last month and will be recognized at the university's spring awards convocation March 28.
    • The President's Office confirmed the award winner would be honored during the university's spring awards convocation, lending additional legitimacy to the award.
    Example sentences
    • Though now under royal control the convocations of Canterbury and York survived.
    • The proceedings of the convocation of Canterbury were conducted in English quite often by the 1370s, and Henry IV spoke to Parliament in English in 1399 and had his words carefully recorded.
    • Despite its being known as the Authorized Version, it was never publicly authorized by parliament, convocation, privy council, or king.
  • 2 c and u [formal] (gathering) asamblea (feminine); (summoning) convocación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This was their second reunion as a similar convocation gathered for a get together in Summerhill twenty-five years ago.
    • Security and logistic preparations are well under way in Algeria in preparation for the convocation of the highest-level Arab wide congregation.
    • Thanks to things like the Poetry Project and Naropa and other off-the-beaten-track arts centres there are festivals and convocations, and poets are on the Internet too.
    Example sentences
    • From Megiddo in 1485 BC to Kosovo in ad 1999, this argument runs, the only thing all wars have had in common has been to increase governments' powers of convocation and coercion.
    • The proposal is to complete the convocation by July ’, Prof. Ponnusamy states.
    • The petition went on to demand the eight-hour working day, the separation of church from state, a fair wage, land to be redistributed, and the convocation of a constituent assembly.

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