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Convent

an association of religious persons secluded from the world; an assembly or meeting; a body of monks, friars, or nuns; a company of twelve (or with a Superior, thirteen); an assemblage or gathering of people.

Examples: convent of apostles, 1526; of courtiers, 1484; of friars, 1554; of merchants, 1534; of monks; of nuns; of veins and arteries, 1578; of warriors, 1383; of witches, 1652.

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convent company of religious persons living together XIII (since XVIII often restricted to nunneries); building housing this XVI. ME. covent — OF. covent (varying with convent with latinized sp., which finally prevailed in Eng.), mod. couvent :- L. conventus assembly, company, f. convent-, pp. stem of convenīre CONVENE.
So conventual XV. — medL. conventuālis.

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con·vent / ˈkänˌvent/ • n. a Christian community under monastic vows, esp. one of nuns. ∎  (also convent school) a school, esp. one for girls, attached to and run by such a community. ∎  the building or buildings occupied by such a community.

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convent

convent.
1. Company of men or women living in the discipline of a religious Order and under one Superior.

2. The institution founded for (1).

3. A nunnery, i.e. a convent for women only.

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convent

convent: see monasticism.

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