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