Jul
02
2013

conclave

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

conclave

kan kleIv
kang kleIv

noun

1. a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
example: Some of the ship’s officers met in a conclave to discuss the competence of the captain.

2. the private meeting of the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church for the purpose of electing the pope.

3. a meeting of associated people.

 

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