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convention
as in:  The Geneva Convention


The European Convention on Human Rights binds about 50 European countries.
  a written international agreement
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Convention, in this sense, is typically seen capitalized as part of a proper noun naming the convention.  It usually covers a broad subject area and is considered less formal than a treaty. Do not confuse this sense of convention with the noun form of convene.
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  • The European Convention on Human Rights binds about 50 European countries.
  • The country has signed the United Nations Convention against Torture.
  • Dragon breeding was outlawed by the Warlocks’ Convention of 1709, everyone knows that.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Each rule of the Great convention begins: "The forms must be obeyed . . . "
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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  • And the Conventions, naturally, support him in this.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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Associated words [difficulty]:   convention [2]
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