How to Pronounce conclave?

Correct pronunciation for the word "conclave" is [kˈɒnkle͡ɪv], [kˈɒnkle‍ɪv], [k_ˈɒ_n_k_l_eɪ_v].

"Conclave" in context

A conclave is a meeting of high-ranking members of an organization. During this type of gathering, decisions are typically made regarding the future of the organization. The term "conclave" is derived from the Latin "cum clave", meaning "with a key" and typically denotes a secret or private meeting.

The most well-known use of the word is in association with the Roman Catholic Church. Within the Church, a conclave is a private meeting of cardinals which is convened in order to elect a new Pope.

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