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conclave

con·clave

conclave

 
pronunciation:
kan kleIv [or] kang kleIv
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
Some of the ship's officers met in a conclave to discuss the competence of the captain.
definition 2: the private meeting of the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church for the purpose of electing the pope.
definition 3: a meeting of associated people.