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conclave in the Roman Catholic Church, the assembly of cardinals for the election of a pope; the meeting place for such an assembly. The word is recorded from late Middle English (denoting a private room) and comes via French from Latin conclave ‘lockable room’, from con- ‘with’ + clavis ‘key’.

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con·clave / ˈkänˌklāv/ • n. a private meeting. ∎  (in the Roman Catholic Church) the assembly of cardinals for the election of a pope. ∎  the meeting place for such an assembly.

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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.

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conclave Originally a place of private or secret assembly, then the assembly itself. More particularly, the term denotes the assembly of cardinals that meets to elect a new pope.

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conclave †private chamber; private place of assembly of cardinals XIV; private assembly XVI. — F. — L. conclāve, f. CON- + clāvis key.

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