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con·clave

 (kŏn′klāv′, kŏng′-)
n.
1. A secret or confidential meeting.
2. Roman Catholic Church
a. The private rooms in which the cardinals meet to elect a new pope.
b. The meeting held to elect a new pope.
3. A meeting of family members or associates.

[Middle English, private chamber, conclave of cardinals, from Latin conclāve, lockable room : com-, com- + clāvis, key.]

conclave

(ˈkɒnkleɪv; ˈkɒŋ-)
n
1. a confidential or secret meeting
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church
a. the closed apartments where the college of cardinals elects a new pope
b. a meeting of the college of cardinals for this purpose
[C14: from Medieval Latin conclāve, from Latin: cage, place that may be locked, from clāvis key]
ˈconclavist n

con•clave

(ˈkɒn kleɪv, ˈkɒŋ-)

n.
1. a private or secret meeting.
2. an assembly or gathering, esp. one that has special authority or influence: a conclave of political leaders.
3. the assembly of the cardinals for the election of a pope.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin, Latin conclāve room < (camera) cum clāve (room) with key. See con-, clef]

conclave

- Based on Latin con- and clavis, "key," as it was first an inner chamber or private room to which one would have needed a key, literally a "place that can be locked up," or a room or set of rooms that can be opened with only one key.
See also related terms for small room.

Conclave

 an assembly of cardinals for the election of a pope; a close or secret meeting.
Examples: conclave of bishops, 1568; of cardinals, 1625; of prelates; of rabbins [rabbis], 1635; of teachers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conclave - a confidential or secret meeting
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"

conclave

noun (secret or private) meeting, council, conference, congress, session, cabinet, assembly, parley In the US, Nato defence ministers have just ended a lengthy conclave.

conclave

noun
A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
Translations
مَجْمَع سِرّي خاص
tajná schůzka/porada
konklave
zárt ülés
einkafundur
slaptas pasitarimas
slepena sanāksme
tajná porada
gizli toplantıKardinaller toplantısı

conclave

[ˈkɒnkleɪv] Ncónclave m

conclave

n
Klausur f; in conclavein Klausur; to meet in conclaveeine Klausurtagung abhalten
(Eccl) → Konklave nt

conclave

[ˈkɒnkleɪv] n (meeting) → riunione f segreta (Rel) → conclave m

conclave

(ˈkonkleiv) noun
a private, secret meeting.
References in classic literature ?
Answer me not,'' said the Templar, ``by urging the difference of our creeds; within our secret conclaves we hold these nursery tales in derision.
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Doctor Wybrow lit his cigar, and looked round him at his brethren in social conclave assembled.
Schemes have indeed been laid in the vestry which would hardly disgrace the conclave.
Every mere council of appointment, however constituted, will be a conclave, in which cabal and intrigue will have their full scope.
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The great men of the city met in solemn conclave to consider how the difficulty was to be met.
Your Rambouillet is in full conclave," he said, looking round at all the party; "the graces and the muses.
In the centre of the conclave of the passed masters of pickpockets, one had some difficulty in distinguishing the King of Argot, the grand coësre, so called, crouching in a little cart drawn by two big dogs.
But far within And in thir own dimensions like themselves The great Seraphic Lords and Cherubim In close recess and secret conclave sat A thousand Demy-Gods on golden seat's, Frequent and full.