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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·clave /ˈkɑnˌklev/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·clave n.
 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 body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.
    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.   --South.
 3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
    The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's Club) on new books, were speedily known over all London.   --Macaulay.
 To be in conclave, to be engaged in a secret meeting; -- said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a confidential or secret meeting