convent

  1. a religious residence especially for nuns
  2. a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together

Convent

A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers/sisters, or nuns, or the building used by the community, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion. The terms `convent` or `nunnery` almost invariably refers to a community of women in modern English usage (from 18th century), while `monastery`, `pr...
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Convent

A convent is the specialised monastery where a group of nuns live. The head of a convent maybe called an abbess, a prioress or a mother superior. These are affilitated to the various monastic orders, such as the Benedictines or Cistercians. Most northeast examples were Medieval in date. These possessed they own granges, and sometimes served hospit...
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convent

[n] - a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together 2. [n] - a religious residence especially for nuns
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Convent

• (v. t.) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. • (v. i.) A coming together; a meeting. • (v. i.) An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns. • (v. i.) To meet together; to concur. • (v. i.) To be convenient; to serve. • (v. i.) A house occupied b...
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convent

noun a religious residence especially for nuns
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Convent

Con·vent' intransitive verb [ Latin conventus , past participle of convenire . See Convene , intransitive verb ] 1. To meet together; to concur. [ obs.] Beau. & Fl. 2. To be convenient; to serve. [ Obsolete] « When that is k...
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Convent

Con·vent' transitive verb To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. [ Obsolete] Shak.
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Convent

Con'vent noun [ Latin conventus a meeting, Late Latin also, a convent. See Convene , intransitive verb ] 1. A coming together; a meeting. [ Obsolete] « A usual ceremony at their [ the witches] convents or meetings. B. Jonson. » ...
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Convent

a house of women Religious.
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convent

convent A company of men or women living together in the discipline of a religious order and under one superior; a body of monks, friars, or nuns forming one local community. Also applied to a Buddhist or other non-Christian monastic institution.
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convent

convent: see monasticism.
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Convent

From the Latin, conventus, or assembly, meeting. Residence of a community of religious brothers or sisters born after the thirteenth century (those of monks, before and after, are called monasteries)
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Convent

In common usage, the term refers to a house of women religious.
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convent

local community or residence of a religious order, particularly an order of nuns. See abbey.[1 related articles]
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convent

Religious house for nuns. ...
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