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Convenʹticle

means a “little convent,” and was originally applied to a cabal of monks against the election of a proposed abbot. It now means a religious meeting of dissenters. (Latin, conventus, an assembly, with a diminutive.) (See Chapel.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Contempt of Court
Contenement
Contentment is true Riches
Contests of Wartburg (The)
Continence of a Scipio
Continental System
Contingent (A)
Contra bonos Mores (Latin)
Contretemps (French)
Conventicle
Conversation Sharp
Convey
Conveyers
Conway Cabal (The), 1777
Conyger or Conigry
Cooing and Billing
Cook your Goose
Cooked
Cooking
Cooks