Conventicling


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Con`ven´ti`cling


a.1.Belonging or going to, or resembling, a conventicle.
Conventicling schools . . . set up and taught secretly by fanatics.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If there is any general conclusion that can be drawn from diverse particular histories, it is that broad compliance with the will of the government and bishops did not preclude the firm management of local religious affairs by the "middling sort." And their obedience could surprisingly quickly move in to species of nonconformity--supporting clerics who fell afoul of the bishops, undertaking petitioning, even participating in informal conventicling.