ETYM French, from Latin conclave a room that may locked up; con- + clavis key. Related to Clavicle.
A confidential or secret meeting.
Meeting, especially secret or solemn; Roman Catholic, meeting of cardinals for election of pope; rooms in which such meeting is held.
Secret meeting, in particular the gathering of cardinals in Rome to elect a new pope. They are locked away in the Vatican Palace until they have reached a decision. The result of each ballot is announced by a smoke signal—black for an undecided vote and white when the choice is made.
1. Skupština kardinala koja tajnim glasanjem (dvotrećinskom većinom) bira papu;
2. Zatvorena dvorana u Vatikanu u kojoj se vrši izbor rimskog pape (lat.)
Unutrašnja odaja, konklav (lat.)