Conclave – A private meeting
To remember the definition of the word conclave, use the following mnemonic:
In the cons' cave (conclave), they held a private meeting.
Examples of conclave in a sentence
A conclave of cardinals was held to elect the new Pope.
One member of each group was present at the conclave, representing his or her city in the closed meeting.
The conclave of politicians was held on a Friday, giving the attendees the weekend to mull over the sordid details of their discussions.