Synonyms for conclave
- buzz session
- private meeting
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCLAVE
First the Conclave, the three scrutators, and himself as one of them.
While seated in conclave outside the camp, we suddenly were aware of a great hubbub.
But while the soldiers were still seated in conclave, Coeratadas, of Thebes, arrived.
Conclave of the tribes could put him on the throne tomorrow morning.
There'd be a deadlock when a conclave started checking their claims.
You'd have to be consulting with his people for some time before the conclave, you know.
After the conversation, he could walk into the conclave with signed papers.
This boy would be upheld by the conclave—if he got before it.
Especially before a conclave with the regent in active opposition.
See his letter, p. 35, during the conclave of Carpentras, 1314.
late 14c., "a place where cardinals meet to elect a pope," from Italian conclave, from Latin conclave "a room, chamber suite," probably originally "a room which may be locked," from com- "together" (see com-) + clavis "a key" (see slot (n.2)). Extended sense of "private assembly" is first recorded 1560s.