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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconclavecon‧clave /ˈkɒŋkleɪv $ ˈkɑːŋ-/ noun [countable] formal  MEETa private and secret meeting
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conclaveOne should conceive that judgment on his book is to be passed by a conclave of wise and quiet spirits.Some say it is preparation for a conclave.The group of architects who met Hall in conclave were probably all well known to each other.Lally had no share in the informed conclave.He had been invited to Hall's conclave, but did not attend.Puruggnan said the alliance was formed during a secret conclave.There may have been secret conclaves for this purpose.Some saw it as a policy platform for the conclave that could not long be delayed.
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