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Definitions of convent

  1. a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a religious residence especially for nuns Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A coming together; a meeting. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To meet together; to concur. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To be convenient; to serve. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. An association of persons devoted to a religious life; nunnery; monastery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. An association of persons secluded from the world and devoted to a religious life: the house in which they live, a monastery or nunnery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A community of monks or nuns; monastery or nunnery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Conventual. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A body of monks or nuns, or the house occupied by them. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A community of religious recluses; a house for such; a monastery; a nunnery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A house for persons devoting their lives to religious purposes; a body of monks or nuns-the house for the former is called a monastery, and for the latter a nunnery. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. kon'vent, n. an association of persons secluded from the world and devoted to a religious life: the house in which they live, a monastery or nunnery.--adj. CONVENT'UAL, belonging to a convent.--n. a monk or nun; a member of one of the two divisions of the Franciscans, following a mitigated rule--the other being the Observants. [Through Fr. from L. convent-um, conven[=i]re, to come together.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Religious community (usu. women, cf. monastery) living together; building occupied by this. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] A community devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns; —a house occupied by such a community. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. An assembly of religious persons; a religious house, a monastery, a nunnery. Complete Dictionary

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