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convention

kuhn ven shuhn

  • n  a large formal assembly
    political convention
  • n  something regarded as a normative example
    the convention of not naming the main character
  • n  (diplomacy) an international agreement
  • n  orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
  • n  the act of convening

  • WENDELL ANDERSON, 43, the Minnesota Governor who is chairman of the party's platform committee and will brief the convention on the platform's contents.
  • IT was the 36th time that the Democrats met in convention since Andrew Jackson first called the faithful to Baltimore in 1832.
  • Instead may I ask the convention to remain in session tomorrow that I may appear before you and be notified at that time?" The convention assented.
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  • Mitt Romney in Globe and Mail
    I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,Mr. Romney told conservatives. "If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Houston Chronicle
    There is no doubt in anyone's mind that this is Barack Obama's convention,Clinton told reporters early in the day.
  • Nick Clegg in Telegraph.co.uk
    Mr Clegg said that he would also be supporting their stance, adding: "Convention is that political leaders, party leaders, do not talk about the Speaker. My view is that it is exactly that culture of unwritten conventions, unspoken rules and nods...

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