Origin of conventicle
Examples from the Web for conventicle
The Scottish Parliament, soon after the accession of James, passed a law punishing with death any one attending a conventicle.A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)|Samuel R. Gardiner.
They said she enlivened the sombre court of King Leopold, which is usually as gloomy as a conventicle.The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Volume 1|Elizabeth Gaskell
But this did not prevent him from keeping his engagement at a Conventicle; he preached in his wounds.Sketches of the Covenanters|J. C. McFeeters
In 1695 we hear of a conventicle in Bungay, with a preacher with a regularly paid stipend of £40 a year.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
It was his wife who had entirely escaped from the old New England conventicle.The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne|Frank Preston Stearns