conclave

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See also: cónclave

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French conclave, from Latin conclave (room that may be locked up), from con- (combining form of cum (with)) + clāvis (key).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.kleɪv/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.kleɪv/

Noun[edit]

conclave (plural conclaves)

  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 group of Roman Catholic cardinals locked in a conclave until they elect a new pope; the body of cardinals.
    • February 22, 1685, Robert South, a sermon preached at Westminster Abbey
      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 cardinal.
  3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.

Derived terms[edit]

  • in conclave: engaged in a secret meeting; said of a group of people.

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Translations[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin conclave.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

conclave m (plural conclaves)

  1. conclave
    Synonym: conclau

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

conclave m (plural conclaves)

  1. conclave

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin conclave.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

conclave m (plural conclavi)

  1. conclave

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From con- +‎ clāvis (key).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

conclāve n (genitive conclāvis); third declension

  1. room, chamber
  2. enclosed space that can be locked
  3. dining hall

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative conclāve conclāvia
Genitive conclāvis conclāvium
Dative conclāvī conclāvibus
Accusative conclāve conclāvia
Ablative conclāvī conclāvibus
Vocative conclāve conclāvia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • conclave in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conclave in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • conclave in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • conclave in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • conclave in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • conclave in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin