convent (v.) Old form(s): conuented, conuents
summon, call to appear, send for
H8 V.i.52[Gardiner to Lovell, of Cranmer] Tomorrow morning to the Council board / He be convented
MM V.i.158[Friar Peter to Duke, of Friar Lodowick] he ... will make up full clear, / Whensoever he's convented
TN V.i.379[Orsino to Olivia, of his wedding to Viola] When ... golden time convents, / A solemn combination shall be made / Of our dear souls [or: make convenient]
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