Conventicle



[kuh n-ven-ti-kuh l] /kənˈvɛn tɪ kəl/

noun
1.
a secret or unauthorized meeting, especially for religious worship, as those held by Protestant dissenters in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2.
a place of meeting or assembly, especially a Nonconformist meeting house.
3.
Obsolete. a meeting or assembly.
/kənˈvɛntɪkəl/
noun
1.
a secret or unauthorized assembly for worship
2.
a small meeting house or chapel for a religious assembly, esp of Nonconformists or Dissenters
n.

from Latin conventiculum “a small assembly,” diminutive of conventus (see convent).

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