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1 A formal gathering of people such as members of professional organizations or people who have a shared concern about a set of issues such as the health of the population. Also a formal statement about matters of importance produced at such a gathering by those assembled, e.g., the United Nations Convention on Human Rights, which drafted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

2 A mutually agreed or commonly accepted mode of behavior, dress, speech, etc., from which deviance usually evokes disapproval and occasionally stronger sanctions, such as denial of access to services otherwise available.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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