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powwow

noun uk   /ˈpaʊ.waʊ/ us  
[C] a meeting of Native Americans for making decisions or for having spiritual ceremonies or celebrations [C usually singular] humorous a meeting where something important is discussed: My brother's getting divorced so I'm going home for a family powwow this weekend.
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