A secret meeting, especially one in which the cardinals of the Catholic Church meet to elect a pope. The name is derived from the Latin cum (with) and clavis (key), and implies the fact that the cardinals are locked together in a room until a new pontiff has been chosen.
Yo, the College of Cardinals met for a second day to prepare for the conclave to elect the pope’s successor.
by pope john paul II April 06, 2005
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An all male orgy with an entrance fee.
Daniel attended a conclave this weekend.
by g-meister208 March 08, 2014
a cardinal circle jerk
The cardinals entered the conclave to masturbate to pictures of 8 year old boys.
by Assweepay April 16, 2005