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conventus,² conventus, ūs (CONVENTVVS, C. I. L. II. p. 2416), m. convenio. (Acc. to convenio, I.) A meeting; in concr., an assembly (syn: coetus, contio, corona). Of persons. In gen. (for social intercourse, counsel, religious celebration, discussion, instruction. etc.; very freq., and class. in sing. and plur.): comitum, Ter. Hec. prol. alt. 27: celeberrimo virorum mulierumque conventu, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 48, § 107; 2, 1, 52, § 137: nocturnus, id. Cai. 2, 6, 13: complures minime digni elegantis conventus auribus, id. Brut. 62, 223: pudentissimas feminas in tantum virorum conventum prodire cogis, id. Verr. 2, 1, 37, § 94; id. Deiot. 2, 5; Nep. Dion, 9, 1; Quint. 1, 2, 9; Suet. Caes. 49: matronarum, id. Galb. 5; Verg. A. 6, 753; Hor. S. 1, 7, 23 et saep.

In partic. Persons associated in a provincial town for the sake of trade, a company, corporation, Cic. Lig. 8, 24; id. Verr. 2, 2, 13, § 32 Zumpt; 2, 5, 36, § 94; Caes. B. C. 2, 19; 3, 9; 3, 40 al.

A judicial assembly, court of justice: agere conventum, to hold a court, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 11, § 28; Caes. B. G. 1, 54 fin.; 6, 44 fin.; Just. 12, 13 al.: conventibus peractis, Caes. B. G. 5, 1; 5, 2.

Of inanimate objects, a union, conjunction (very rare): duarum stellarum, Sen. Q. N. 7, 12, 4: dentium, Sol. 13, 2.

(Acc. to convenio, II.) A union, connection (very rare). Lit., of atoms, Lucr. 1, 612; for coition: ex conventu Jovis inseminati, Arn. 2, p. 93.

Trop., a compact, agreement, covenant (for the usu. conventum): ex conventu, by agreement, Cic. Caecin. 8, 22; cf. Auct. Her. 2, 13, 20 (where B. and K. read ex convento).