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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A secret or confidential meeting.

Usage examples (18)
  • In order to protect their designs, software companies frequently rely on conclaves.
  • Unlike in any other election in the world, visible campaigning for the conclave is discouraged.
  • But we abolished this uncivilized custom in conclave, and thenceforth sat our meals out to the end.
  • It is the first occasion on which we meet with the word conclave in connection with papal elections. for more
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  • The "conclave" (private meeting or session) met in a large "concave" (curved like the inside of a bowl) room.
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