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convocation

1. Church of England either of the synods of the provinces of Canterbury or York
2. Episcopal Church
a. an assembly of the clergy and part of the laity of a diocese
b. a district represented at such an assembly
3. (in some British universities) a legislative assembly composed mainly of graduates
4. (in India) a degree-awarding ceremony
5. (in Australia and New Zealand) the graduate membership of a university
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