conventicle definition

  • noun:
    • A religious meeting, specifically a secret or illegal one, such as those held by Dissenters in England and Scotland within the sixteenth and seventeenth hundreds of years.
    • The place where these types of a meeting is held.
    • a secret, unauthorized or unlawful religious conference
    • the place where these types of a gathering is held
    • a Quaker meetinghouse
    • A small set up or gathering; esp., a secret construction.
    • An assembly for religious worship; esp., these types of an assembly held privately, as in times during the persecution, by Nonconformists or Dissenters in England, or by Covenanters in Scotland; -- frequently utilized opprobriously, like those put together had been heretics or schismatics.
    • An assembly or gathering; specifically, a secret or unauthorized gathering for the intended purpose of spiritual worship.
    • Specifically in the uk, a gathering of dissenters from founded chapel for spiritual worship.
    • A building by which religious meetings or conventicles take place.
    • Connection; after; party.
    • a building for spiritual system (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers)
    • a secret unauthorized conference for religious worship
  • others:
    • To participate in or satisfy in a conventicle; practise the holding of conventicles for spiritual worship.

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