origin: (1864) French; aliéniste, from aliéné= "insane", based on Latin alienus= "of another"
1. archaic term for psychiatrist, particularly one focused on legal aspects of the occupation.
2. [chiefly US] an expert called to testify in a trial in regards to an accused's sanity.
origin: (1400s) Latin; convocare= "to call" or "come together"
1. A large, formal meeting.
2. The act of calling people to a formal meeting: "They called for the immediate convocation of the council".
3. A gathering of the heads of a college or church.
4. Eagles in a flock.
→ con·vo·ca·tion·al = adjective
Lesson learned: Don't leave leftover bait in your truck in Alaska!
puk·ka or puc·ka [puhk-uh]:
origin: (1350-1400) Hindi पक्का, Urdu پكّا pakkā)= "cooked", "ripe", (figuratively) "fully formed"
[UK slang] genuine; reliable, good or proper.