Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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.]
In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
Sir I. Newton.
2. To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
The Parliament of Scotland now convened.
Sir R. Baker.
Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene.
Syn. -- To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to unite.
Con*vene", v. t.
1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
And now the almighty father of the gods
Convenes a council in the blest abodes.
2. To summon judicially to meet or appear.
By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge.
result(s) from the 1828
CONVENE, v.i. [L., to come.]1. To come together; to meet; to unite; as things.The rays of light converge and convene in the eyes.2. To come together; to meet in the same place; to assemble; as persons. Parliament will convene in November. The two houses of the legislature convened at twelve oclock. The citizens convened in the state house.
CONVENE, v.t.1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke. The President has power to convene the Congress, on special occasions.2. To summon judicially to meet or appear.By the papal canon law, clerks can be convened only before ecclesiastical judge.