Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A contract; an agreement.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat A coming together; a convention or assembly. Conventus magnatum 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 juridicus. 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 suite, and to provide for the civil administration of the province. Schm. Civil Law, Introd. 17.