The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope.
The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.
A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
The private assembly of cardinals who elect a pope. Electors must be under the age of 80. For an election there must be a two-thirds majority. If a two-thirds majority has not been reached after 30 ballots, election is by an absolute majority.
a confidential or secret meeting
a closed meeting of the cardinals for the purpose of electing a Pope
a great opportunity to meet fellow arrowmen from all over our section
a lockable set of appartments used to house the cardinals who are holding a meeting for the process of electing a new pope
a meeting of the world's cardinals to elect a new Pope in the event of a Pope's death or vacancy from office
a yearly meeting of the lodges in our Section of the United States
A meeting of bishops and/or cardinals (in recent centuries it has always been cardinals) in which a new pope (or Vatican leader) is to be chosen. This takes place after a pope dies or resigns.