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conclave Explained

conclave at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['kɔnk'leıv]

conclave at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1393, from It., from L. conclave "a room which may be locked," from com- "together" + clavis "a key." Earliest use is "a place where cardinals meet to elect a pope." Extended sense of "private assembly" is first recorded 1568. ///

conclave at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: Latin, 'room that can be locked', from com- ( COM-) + clavis 'key']// a private and secret meeting//

cónclave at Spanish => English Of Explained:

conclave

conclave at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In the Roman Catholic church, the assembly of cardinals gathered to elect a new pope, and the system of strict seclusion to which they are submitted. From 1059 the election became the responsibility of the cardinals. When, after the death of Clement IV (1268), the cardinals dithered for two years, the local magistrate locked them in the episcopal palace and fed them only bread and water until they elected Gregory X. The system of meeting in closed conclave was codified in 1904 by Pius X. Today election requires a majority of two-thirds plus one. Voting by secret ballot takes place twice a day; ballots are burned after each vote. Until the needed majority is obtained, they are burned with wet straw to make black smoke; white smoke issuing from the Vatican Palace indicates that the vote has resulted in election of a new pope.

conclave at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "conclave":
Council of Nicaea, Council of Trent, Lateran Council,
Vatican Council, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home,
audience, ball, bargaining, bargaining session, brawl, caucus,
chapter, classis, colloquium, commission, committee, conciliarism,
concourse, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation,
congregation, congress, consistory, constitutional convention,
consultation, conventicle, convention, convocation, council,
council fire, council of war, county convention, dance, date, diet,
diocesan conference, discussion, ecclesiastical council,
ecumenical council, eisteddfod, exchange of views,
eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, festivity, fete, forgathering, forum,
gathering, get-together, high-level talk, housewarming, huddle,
interchange of views, interview, levee, meet, meeting,
national convention, negotiations, news conference,
nominating convention, palaver, panel, parley,
parochial church council, parochial council, party,
plenary council, plenum, political convention, pourparler, powwow,
preliminary convention, presbytery, press conference, prom,
quadrennial circus, quorum, rally, reception, rendezvous, seance,
session, shindig, sit-in, sitting, soiree, state convention,
summit, summit conference, summitry, symposium, synod, turnout,
vestry

conclave at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(formal) a meeting to discuss sth in private; the people at this meeting

CONCLAVE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

s attractive:
boyish charm / enthusiasm * her slim boyish figure * His boyish good looks made him popular with girls.
boyishly adverbnoun
(plural bozos) (informal, especially AmE) a stupid personabbreviation
(in writing) British(also formal brassiere) noun
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Conclave at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conclave \Con"clave\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F., fr. L. conclave a
room that may locked up; con- + clavis key. See {Clavicle}.]
1. The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the
Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while
engaged in choosing a pope.

2. The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the
election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.

It was said a cardinal, by reason of his apparent
likelihood to step into St. Peter's chair, that in
two conclaves he went in pope and came out again
cardinal. --South.

3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.

The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's
Club) on new books, were speedily known over all
London. --Macaulay.

{To be in conclave}, to be engaged in a secret meeting; --
said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.

conclave at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

conclave
n : a confidential or secret meeting

conclave at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

French from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » conclave||room that may be locked up|lang=la, from Inter: term » con-|lang=la (combining form of Inter: term » cum||with|lang=la) + Inter: term » clavis|clāvis|key|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒn.kleɪv/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑn.kleɪv/

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope.
    1. The group of Roman Catholic cardinals locked in a conclave until they elect a new pope; the body of cardinals
    2. : It was said a cardinal, by reason of his apparent likelihood to step into St. Peter's chair, that in two conclaves he went in pope and came out again cardinal. — Category: w - :Robert South|Robert South
    3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
    4. : The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's Club) on new books, were speedily known over all London. — Category: w - :Thomas Babington Macaula|Thomas Babington Macaula

      Derived terms

      * To be in conclave: to be engaged in a secret meeting; -- said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.

      Related terms

      * clave

  • clavis

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » Group of Roman Catholic cardinals
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|conclave|m, Inter: t- » ca|conclau|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конклав|m|alt=конкла́в|tr=konkláv

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cónclave|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A private and secret meeting
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|conclave|m, Inter: t- » ca|conclau|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cónclave|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: Inter: t+ » nl|conclaaf|n


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Catalan

    Noun

    Inter: ca-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|conclave

    Synonyms

    * conclau

  • Italian

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » It-conclave.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: it-noun » conclav|m|e|i
  • Inter: l » en|conclave

    Derived terms

    * conclavista

  • Latin

    Etymology

    From Inter: prefix » con|clave|alt2=clāve|lang=la, ablative form of Inter: term » clavis|clāvis|key|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: a » Classical Inter: IPA » /konˈklaː.we/|lang=la

    Noun

    Inter: la-noun » conclāve|conclavis|conclāvis|n|third
  • room, chamber
    1. enclosed space that can be locked
    2. dining hall

      Inflection

      Inter: la-decl-3rd-INEUT » conclave|conclāve|conclav|conclāv

      Descendants

      * Catalan: Inter: l » ca|conclave

  • English: Inter: l » en|conclave
  • Italian: Inter: l » it|conclave
  • Russian: Inter: l » ru|конклав|конкла́в|tr=konkláv

  • Translation: cs » conclave
    Translation: de » conclave
    Translation: et » conclave
    Translation: el » conclave
    Translation: eo » conclave
    Translation: fr » conclave
    Translation: ko » conclave
    Translation: io » conclave
    Translation: it » conclave
    Translation: kn » conclave
    Translation: mg » conclave
    Translation: ml » conclave
    Translation: my » conclave
    Translation: pl » conclave
    Translation: pt » conclave
    Translation: ru » conclave
    Translation: fi » conclave
    Translation: ta » conclave
    Translation: te » conclave
    Translation: vi » conclave
    Translation: zh » conclave