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Meaning of CONCLAVE

Pronunciation:  'kânkleyv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a confidential or secret meeting
 

CONCLAVE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: meeting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"clave\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F., fr. L. conclave a
room that may locked up; con- + clavis key. See {Clavicle}.]
1. The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the
   Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while
   engaged in choosing a pope.

2. The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the
   election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.

         It was said a cardinal, by reason of his apparent
         likelihood to step into St. Peter's chair, that in
         two conclaves he went in pope and came out again
         cardinal.                             --South.

3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.

         The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's
         Club) on new books, were speedily known over all
         London.                               --Macaulay.

{To be in conclave}, to be engaged in a secret meeting; --
   said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.

 
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