conventicler

conventicle

[kuhn-ven-ti-kuhl]
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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin conventiculum a small assembly. See convent, -i-, -cle1

conventicler, noun
conventicular [kon-ven-tik-yuh-ler] , adjective
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conventicle (kənˈvɛntɪkəl)
 
n
1.  a secret or unauthorized assembly for worship
2.  a small meeting house or chapel for a religious assembly, esp of Nonconformists or Dissenters
 
[C14: from Latin conventiculum a meeting, from conventus; see convent]
 
con'venticler
 
n

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