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conventicle (s) (noun), conventicles (pl)
1. A religious meeting or assembly of a private, clandestine, or illegal kind: The people who got together secretly for their monthly conventicle were those with nonconformist views.
2. A meetinghouse for the exercise of religion, particularly for those who are not conformists: Lynn's parents were Quakers who went to the conventicle in town, and which was a place of refuge for conscientious objectors.
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