Meaning of conclave
Pronunciation: (kon'klāv, kong'-), [key]
- a private or secret meeting.
- an assembly or gathering, esp. one that has special authority, power, or influence: a conclave of political leaders.
- the assembly or meeting of the cardinals for the election of a pope.
- the body of cardinals; the College of Cardinals.
- the place in which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church meet in private for the election of a pope.
- conclave (Thesaurus)