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Word: convene

Definition: come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council


Sentences Containing 'convene'

After leaving Congress, the two decided that the country needed an organization outside government committed to advocating for sound budget process, and decided to convene a group including other former Budget Committee Chairmen, former Directors of the Office of Management and Budget, leading economists, and businessmen.
At a press conference on April 4, 2006, Klein announced that as a result of the lukewarm vote for his continued leadership he would submit a letter in September to Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party urging them to convene a leadership contest. Klein said he would resign as party leader and Premier after a successor was named, and would assist the new leader in their transition to Premier.
BCCI was shocked over this surprising event and had geared up to convene on 21 August 2007.
During the talks for unification of Germany in late 1989, it was decided to convene the ACC again as a forum for solving the issue of Allied rights and privileges in Germany.
During these secret meetings, they appointed a representative commission composed of Juan José Castelli and Martín Rodríguez to request that Cisneros convene an open cabildo to decide the future of the Viceroyalty.
He changed the club's colours from green and gold halves to red and white, but decided it would be more appropriate to convene a meeting of the club's fans, directors and other interested parties in order to determine a new name for the club.
In terms of political organisation, he advocates an "interim assembly" made up of the revolutionaries that can "devise incentives to make sure that vital functions are maintained" (such as short-term continuation of "differential remuneration" for labor), "handle the redistribution of social roles and assets", convene "in widespread locations", and send delegates to regional, state, national and international organisations, where every level has an "executive council" that is rotated and can be recalled.
Judiciary and Integrity Unit The NRL judiciary is made up of former players who convene in three-man panels to rule on on-field incidents.
Lucifer of Cagliari was deputed by Pope Liberius, with the priest Pancratius and the deacon Hilary, to request the Emperor Constantius to convene a council, to deal with the accusations directed against St.
One of his campaign promises was to convene a new constitutional convention, and on 15 December 1999 he put the new Constitution of Venezuela to the voters in a referendum, which passed with 71.78% of the popular vote.
Rosas explained in the letter that the country was not ready to convene a constituent assembly to write a constitution.
The Association’s primary responsibilities are to convene International Permafrost Conferences, undertake special projects such as preparing databases, maps, bibliographies, and glossaries, and coordinate international field programmes and networks.
The governor has the duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Virginia General Assembly, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment.
The mission of the White Ribbon Alliance is to inspire and convene advocates who campaign to uphold the right of all women to be safe and healthy before, during and after childbirth.
The weakening of the Committee's center allowed some activists from the periphery of the movement, to took attempt for creating an alternative organization, which was however marginal. So on January 12, 1899 in Geneva on behalf of the self-proclaimed "Macedonian Central Committee", Georgi Kapchev sent a call to convene an International Congress, which to solve the Macedonian issue and to implement a program for the necessary reforms, but his attempt failed.
Through a decree signed that day, titled “For the investment with full powers of the president of the Council of Ministers and the restriction of royal prerogatives”, the king transferred the power of leading the authoritarian state to General Ion Antonescu, who did not convene a parliament and ruled the country by decree until he was ousted on August 23, 1944.
Under its watch the Regency approved on a technicality the controversial decision to convene the Cortes as a unicameral body (the original royal decrees by the Junta had failed to mention the traditional estates).

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::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
::: elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
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::: withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
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