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English → English (WordNet) Definition: conventicle conventicle n 1: a secret unauthorized meeting for religious worship 2: a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers) [syn: meetinghouse]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Conventicle Conventicle \Con*ven"ti*cle\, n. [L. conventiculum, dim. of conventus: cf. F. conventicule. See Convent, n.] 1. A small assembly or gathering; esp., a secret assembly. [1913 Webster] They are commanded to abstain from all conventicles of men whatsoever. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. An assembly for religious worship; esp., such an assembly held privately, as in times of persecution, by Nonconformists or Dissenters in England, or by Covenanters in Scotland; -- often used opprobriously, as if those assembled were heretics or schismatics. [1913 Webster] The first Christians could never have had recourse to nocturnal or clandestine conventicles till driven to them by the violence of persecution. --Hammond. [1913 Webster] A sort of men who . . . attend its [the curch of England's] service in the morning, and go with their wives to a conventicle in the afternoon. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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