convention

  • 1 convention — [ kɔ̃vɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • av. 1350; convencion 1268; lat. conventio, de venire « venir » I ♦ 1 ♦ Dr. Accord de deux ou plusieurs personnes portant sur un fait précis. ⇒ arrangement, compromis, contrat, engagement, entente, marché, pacte, traité.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 convention — con‧ven‧tion [kənˈvenʆn] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] behaviour and attitudes that most people in a society believe to be normal and right 2. [countable] a formal agreement, especially between countries, about rules for an activity such as… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Convention — Con*ven tion, n. [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See {Convene}, v. i.] 1. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition. [1913 Webster] The conventions or associations of several particles of matter into bodies of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Convention — may refer to: Treaty, an agreement in international law Convention (meeting), a large gathering of people who share a common interest Political convention, a formal gathering of people for political purposes Fan convention, a gathering of fans of …

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  • 5 convention — con·ven·tion n 1: an agreement between nations for regulation of matters affecting all of them 2: an agreement enforceable in law: contract 3: an assembly of persons met for a common purpose; esp: a meeting of the delegates of a political party… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 convention — CONVENTION. subs. f. Accord, pacte, que deux ou plusieurs personnes font ensemble. Convention tacite, expresse, verbale, par écrit. Ils ont fait une convention entre eux, que celui.... La convention étoit que .... Je tiens la convention. Je m en… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 convention — Convention. s. f. Accord, pacte, que deux ou plusieurs personnes font ensemble. Convention tacite, expresse, verbale, par escrit. ils ont fait une convention entre eux que celuy &c. la convention estoit que &c. je me tiens à la convention. On dit …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 convention — [kən ven′shən] n. [ME convencioun < L conventio < pp. of convenire,CONVENE] 1. Rare a convening or being convened 2. a) an assembly, often periodical, of members or delegates, as of a political, social, professional, or religious group b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 convention — [n1] conference assemblage, assembly, clambake, confab*, congress, convocation, council, delegates, delegation, get together, meet*, meeting, members, powwow*, rally, representatives, show; concepts 114,324,417 convention [n2] practice, tradition …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 convention — (n.) early 15c., agreement, from M.Fr. convention and directly from L. conventionem (nom. conventio) meeting, assembly, covenant, from convent , pp. stem of convenire (see CONVENE (Cf. convene)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 convention — Convention, Pactum, Pactio, Conuentio, Conuenta, conuentorum, Conuentus, huius conuentus. Convention matrimoniale, Pactio nuptialis, Conventions rompues, Pactiones intercisae …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 12 Convention — (v. lat. Conventio), 1) Zusammenkunft; bes. in England die Zusammenkunft des Parlaments in der Zeit, wenn kein König vorhanden ist; 2) die auf derselben gemachten Beschlüsse; 3) Übereinkunft, Vertrag, namentlich im politischen u.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Convention — Convention, Uebereinkommen. Conventionalstrafe, die der Vertragscontrahent wegen Nichterfüllung übernommener Verbindlichkeiten dem andern nach Verabredung zu leisten hat. Nicht zu verwechseln mit dem Reugeld (Reukauf, mulcta poenitentialis),… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 14 convention — /kənv ɛnʃən/, it. /kon vɛnʃon/ s. ingl. (propr. riunione ), usato in ital. al femm. [il riunirsi degli appartenenti a un partito o a un organizzazione] ▶◀ adunanza, adunata, assemblea, conferenza, congresso, convegno, meeting, raduno, riunione …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 15 convention — /konˈvɛnʃon, ingl. kənˈvɛnʃən/ [vc. ingl., propr. «convenzione»] s. f. inv. riunione, assemblea, convegno, incontro …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 16 convention — 1 entente, compact, pact, treaty, cartel, concordat, *contract, bargain Analogous words: *agreement, accord, understanding 2 *form, convenance, usage Analogous words: custom, practice (see HABIT): canon, precept, rule, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 convention — ► NOUN 1) a way in which something is usually done. 2) socially acceptable behaviour. 3) an agreement between countries. 4) a large meeting or conference. 5) N. Amer. an assembly of the delegates of a political party to select candidates for… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 convention — noun 1 way sth is done ADJECTIVE ▪ accepted, established, long standing, old, traditional, well established ▪ It s an established convention that the part is played by a woman. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 convention — (kon van sion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Terme de droit. Accord de volontés entre deux ou plusieurs personnes. Convention verbale. Convention écrite. Dans toute sorte de conventions. Faire une convention. •   Pourquoi veut on que …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 Convention — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 En droit : sens proche de contrat 2 En politique : rassemblement …

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