Origin of conclave
Examples from the Web for conclave
He quotes an unnamed cardinal saying that the conclave voters knew the charges were false.
Days later, Bergoglio was elected pope by a conclave of cardinals.The Pope and the Queen to Square up Over Falklands|Tom Kington|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also expected was the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, who will put the United Kingdom back on the conclave map.Pope Appoints a Rainbow Coalition of New Cardinals From Africa, Asia|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this spoon,” (set it atop the potatoes), “… is the Vatican conclave.
But perhaps the most telling tale to come out of the conclave is from the post-election dinner on Wednesday night.Conspiracy Theories Behind Pope Francis’s Election|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“The fellow is a heretic and a scoundrel,” said he one day in the conclave.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
On the 7th of April sixteen cardinals entered into conclave for the election of his successor.A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2)|T. Adolphus Trollope
Such was the pith of Tessouat's discourse, and at each clause the conclave responded in unison with an approving grunt.Pioneers Of France In The New World|Francis Parkman, Jr.
Those of us who were in Boston during the week of the Templars' Conclave will never forget the parade.
Pio slipped into the shadow of one of the little houses whence he could issue in full view of the conclave.The Penance of Magdalena and Other Tales of the California Missions|J. Smeaton Chase
- the closed apartments where the college of cardinals elects a new pope
- a meeting of the college of cardinals for this purpose
Word Origin for conclave
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.