Clavis vs Conclave - What's the difference?

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Clavis is a related term of conclave.


As nouns the difference between clavis and conclave

is that clavis is (archaeology) a roman key while conclave is the set of apartments within which the cardinals of the roman catholic church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope.

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clavis

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (archaeology) A Roman key.
  • * 1873', "Proceedings", April 9th, ''Journal of the British Archaeological Association'', ' 29 : 202
  • Iron clavis , the solid web-shaped at the edges to fit the wards in the lock, and having a pointed broach and a kite-formed looped haft.
  • A device for restraint of the hands.
  • * 1904', Luther V. Bell, quoted in ''The Arena'', ' 32 : 540
  • His hands were restrained by means of a clavis'' and ''bolt (of iron), appropriated to each wrist, and united by a padlock.
  • A glossary.
  • * 1784 , William Cowper, in'' [1836] Robert Southey (ed.), ''The Works of William Cowper, with a Life of the Author , volume V, page 54
  • Homer, with a clavis , I have had possession of some years.
  • (biology) A key; an identification guide; a series of logically organized groups of discriminating information which aims to allow the user to correctly identify a taxon.
  • * 1921', ''Journal of Botany'' ' 59 : 180
  • There are many disadvantages in using a clavis intended for another country, which necessarily includes plants that are absent from our islands while it omits some that are present and neglects the peculiarities of our island flora.

    Synonyms

    * (Roman key) (l) * (device for restraint) (l) * (glossary) (l), (l), (l) * (identification guide) (l), (l)

    conclave

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope.
  • The group of Roman Catholic cardinals locked in a conclave until they elect a new pope; the body of cardinals.
  • * (Robert South)
  • It was said a cardinal, by reason of his apparent likelihood to step into St. Peter's chair, that in two conclaves he went in pope and came out again cardinal.
  • A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
  • * (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
  • The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's Club) on new books, were speedily known over all London.

    Derived terms

    * in conclave: engaged in a secret meeting; said of a group of people.