Lat. A coming together; a convention or assembly. Conventus magnaturn vel procerum (the assembly of chief men or peers) was one of the names of the English parliament 1 BL Comm. 148. In the civil law. The term meant a gathering together of people; a crowd assembled for any purpose; also a convention, pact or bargain. Conventus jurldicus. In the Roman law. A court of sessions held in the Roman provinces, by the president of the province, assisted by a certain number of counsellors and assessors, at fixed periods, to hear and determine suits, and to provide for the civil administration of the province. Schm. Civil Law, Introd. 17.