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comme il faut (French) according to convention; as it should be; properly.
counterconvention combined form of convention.
dada (sometimes cap.) a primarily European literary and artistic period of the early twentieth century characterized by cynicism, anarchy, and a rejection of convention.
Declaration of Sentiments the document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men in connection with the first women's rights convention.
delegate a person who is authorized to speak or act for one or more others, such as a representative to a conference or convention. [1/3 definitions]
delegation a group of persons selected to represent others, as at a conference or convention. [1/3 definitions]
fly in the face of to defy (authority, convention, or the like).
form conduct guided by convention, regulation, custom, or standards of politeness. [1/15 definitions]
formality a proper, legal, or official convention. [1/5 definitions]
founding father (often cap.) one of the delegates to the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787. [1/2 definitions]
general election a final election on the national, state, or local level to select one candidate from among those previously nominated in a primary election, at a party convention, or by some other procedure. [1/2 definitions]
habit custom, practice, or convention. [1/5 definitions]
institution any social custom or convention. [1/5 definitions]
keynote speech an opening speech, as at a political convention, that outlines the main policies and issues under consideration; keynote address.
poetic license any deviation from logic, fact, or convention that is made by a writer or other artist in order to achieve a particular effect.
postconvention combined form of convention.
preconvention combined form of convention.
Seneca Falls a village and township located in central New York State, where the first U.S. women's rights convention was held (1848), now home to the Women's Rights National Historical Park and the National Women's Hall of Fame.
solecism a gross violation of convention in grammar, etiquette, or the like; impropriety.
solemnize to perform with dignity and gravity, as required by ritual or other convention. [1/3 definitions]
strait-laced tightly bound by morality, convention, or received opinion; strict or prudish.