See also:term applied to an association of persons secluded from the
See also:world and devoted to a religious
See also:life, and hence to the
See also:building in which they live, a monastery or (more particularly) nunnery . The diminution conventicle " (conventiculum), generally used in a contemptuous sense as implying sectarianism, secrecy or illegality, is applied to the meetings or
See also:meeting-places of religion? or other dissenting bodies .
CONUNDRUM (a word of unknown origin, probably coine...
CONVENTION (Lat. conventio, an assembly or agreemen...
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