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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Convocatioun, -acioun, n. Also: -atione, -acion(e. [ME. convocacioun (1387), -acyon, etc., OF. convocation, L. convocātio.]

1. The action of calling together or assembling a number of persons by summons; the fact of gathering in this manner. 1471 Acta Aud. 20/1.
In the actioun … movit … aganis Alexander Irwin … for the conuocatioun & gadering of our souerane lordis liegis … in fere of were
1480 Acta Conc. 76/1.
Oure souuerain lordis accioune for the convocacion of his liegis apoun the saidis Agnes Stevin and Alexander
1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 395/1.
That the said schireffis mak convocatioun of the Kyngis liegis as neid beis
1539 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 98.
Thairby the saidis dekynnis and compleneris maid insurrectioun and convocatioun contrair to the actis of parliament

2. An assembly or gathering made by summons. a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 346.
All that court and conuocatioun Vanischit away
1521 Acts XII. 39/2.
Brokin men … ryding with convocacioun of theiffis, traytouris & mysdoaris
1539 Rec. Earld. Orkney 61.
The convocatioun and gadering of our souerane Lordis liegis in arrayt batell aganis umquhill Johne, Erle of Cathnes
1549 Compl. 93/5.
Quhen kyng Eduard maid ane conuocatione of al the nobillis of Scotland at the toune of Ayre
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 51.
Becaus the quenis maiestie wes not fully satisfeit at that tyme, ane vther convocatioun wes haldin at Striueling
Ib. 53.
At all convocatiouns of the kingis professit ennemeis
1622-6 Bisset I. 246/32.
For feir of convocatioun, feid, or sic uthir ressonabill causis

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