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1. Meetings convened for a specific purpose and for general attendance. Called congress in Europe.
2. Multilateral treaty, or the instrument negotiated under the auspices of an international organization, such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982, Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods. Statute of the International Court of Justice refers to "international conventions, whether general or particular" as a source of law apart from international customary rules and general principles of international law.

Use 'convention' in a Sentence

The infectious disease physician went to a convention dedicated to newly emerging diseases so that he would be better prepared in his practice.
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As part of the tradition of American politics, both major parties hold a convention each four-year election cycle; unifying their members and putting forward their candidate for President.
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This being his first year at The World Watchmakers� Convention, Bob has never dreamed there could be so many watchmakers from all over the world gathered in one place.
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Some Rules Were Made to be Broken
"Every business is affected by a wide variety of rules. Some of these rules are difficult to change and costly to break, such as laws enacted by government. Other rules are more easily changed or broken, such as those created by convention, inertia, or a herd mentality. Contracts and agreements lie somewhere between these two extremes."
- Tom Murcko