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.
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