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English definition of “conclave”

conclave

noun [C]     /ˈkɒŋ.kleɪv/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
formal a private meeting at which the discussions are kept secretMeeting peopleOfficial meetings specialized religion a meeting of cardinals (= Catholic priests) at which the Pope is electedThe Roman Catholic ChurchChristian denominations
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