verb (used without object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.
- to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
verb (used with object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.
- to cause to assemble; convoke.
- to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.
- to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
- (tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
early 15c., from Middle French convenir “to suit, agree,” from Latin convenire “unite, be suitable, agree, assemble,” from com- “together” (see com-) + venire “to come” (see venue). Related: Convened; convener; convening.