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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the
        election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.
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              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.
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     3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
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              The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's
              Club) on new books, were speedily known over all
              London.                               --Macaulay.
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     To be in conclave, to be engaged in a secret meeting; --
        said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n : a confidential or secret meeting

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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,
Din dicționarul Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONCLAVE. An assembly of cardinals for the purpose of electing a pope; the 
  place where the assembly is held is also called a conclave. It derives this 
  name from the fact that all the windows and doors are looked, with the 
  exception of a single panel, which admits a gloomy light. 

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