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Convent

CONVENT

kon-vent':

Found in the King James Version margin of Jeremiah 49:19: "Who will convent me in judgment?" and in Jeremiah 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 Convent is obsolete, but it was formerly used, and meant to summon, or to call before a judge.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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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CONVENT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.