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noun as in secret meeting

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While Beijing was never mentioned directly in that conclave, its aggressive approach toward its neighbors, from the Himalayas to the South China Sea, is the glue that binds America’s friends in that region.

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He quotes an unnamed cardinal saying that the conclave voters knew the charges were false.

In secret conclave, the Embassy discussed its evacuation plans.

The holy listicle serves as further proof that the 2013 papal conclave elected Oprah as the new pope.

At the last conclave to select a new pope, the “Vaticanista” press corps touted him as one of the leading candidates.

Days later, Bergoglio was elected pope by a conclave of cardinals.

Their gestures and manner of argument did not bear out the joyful tidings brought to the conclave by the Shahzada.

The princess was in the family conclave which met to consider an amorous escapade of the Duchesse Antoinette de Langeais.

Laurence Corsini was elected pope by the conclave, after it had sat four months.

Gathered together at one of the principal houses in secret conclave were some of the chief Turks of the province.

A special conclave assembled and summoned our landlord, threatening all sorts of vengeance if he did not turn us out.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conclave, such as: confab, assembly, cabinet, conference, council, and encounter.

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