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 Con’cierge (3 syl.).Conclave (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Conciergerie.
 
(French.) The office or room of a concierge or porter’s lodge; a state prison. During the Revolution it was the prison where the chief victims were confined prior to execution.   1
 


 Con’cierge (3 syl.).Conclave (2 syl.). 

 
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