conventicle


con·ven·ti·cle

noun \kən-ˈven-ti-kəl\

Definition of CONVENTICLE

2
:  an assembly of an irregular or unlawful character
3
:  an assembly for religious worship; especially :  a secret meeting for worship not sanctioned by law
4
con·ven·ti·cler \-k(ə-)lər\ noun

Origin of CONVENTICLE

Middle English, from Latin conventiculum, diminutive of conventus assembly
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CONVENTICLE

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