Definition of convocation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnvəˈkeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnvəˈkeɪʃn//
    (formal) Exams and degrees
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  1. 1[countable] a large formal meeting, especially of Church officials or members of a university
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of calling together a convocation
  3. 3[countable] (North American English) a ceremony held in a university or college when students receive their degrees See related entries: Exams and degrees
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin convocatio(n-), from the verb convocare, from con- ‘together’ + vocare ‘call’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: convocation