To be in conclave, to be engaged in a secret meeting; — said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.

(Con"cla`vist) n. [Cf. F. conclaviste, It. conclavista.] One of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.

(Con*clude") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Concluding.] [L. concludere, conclusum; con- + claudere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

1. To shut up; to inclose. [Obs.]

The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave.

2. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace. [Obs.]

For God hath concluded all in unbelief.
Rom. xi. 32.

The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.
Gal. iii. 22.

3. To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; — sometimes followed by a dependent clause.

No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith.
Rom. iii. 28.

Conciseness to Concourse

(Con*cise"ness), n. The quality of being concise.

(Con*ci"sion) n. [L. concisio: cf. F. concision. See Concise.] A cutting off; a division; a schism; a faction. South.

(Con`ci*ta"tion) n. [L. concitatio. See Concite.] The act of stirring up, exciting, or agitating. [Obs.] "The concitation of humors." Sir T. Browne.

(Con*cite") v. t. [L. concitare; con- + citare. See Cite.] To excite or stir up. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

(Con`cla*ma"tion) n. [L. conclamatio.] An outcry or shout of many together. [R.]

Before his funeral conclamation.

(Con"clave) n. [F., fr. L. conclave a room that may locked up; con- + clavis key. See Clavicle.]

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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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