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Convent

CONVENT [ISBE]

CONVENT - kon-vent': Found in the King James Version margin of Jer 49:19: "Who will convent me in judgment?" and in Jer 50:44: "Who will convent me to plead?" The Hebrew term which is rendered convent is ya`adh, and it means to summon to a court, to call on to plead. Convent is obsolete, but it was formerly used, and meant to summon, or to call before a judge. Shakespeare used it several times. In King Henry VIII, Act V, he said, "The lords of the council hath commanded that the archbishop be convented to the council board."


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