Pronunciation: (kun-ven'ti-kul), [key]
1. a secret or unauthorized meeting, esp. for religious worship, as those held by Protestant dissenters in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2. a place of meeting or assembly, esp. a Nonconformist meeting house.
3. Obs.a meeting or assembly.
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