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nun / nən/ • n. a member of a religious community of women, esp. a cloistered one, living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. ∎  any of a number of birds whose plumage resembles a nun's habit, esp. an Asian mannikin. ∎  a pigeon of a breed with a crest on its neck. DERIVATIVES: nun·like / -ˌlīk/ adj. nun·nish adj.

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nun Woman belonging to a religious order who has taken monastic vows (see monasticism). Nuns may belong to either a closed order, or one that encourages its members to work for the welfare of society at large. Buddhism, Christianity, and Taoism all have orders of nuns. Nuns serve a preparatory period called a novitiate, after which they take their final vows.

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Nun. A member of a religious order of women. The term is technically used of Christian women who belong to a religious order with solemn vows, but it is used more loosely in practice, and is applied at times to women in orders in other religions—e.g. to bhikṣunīs in Buddhism (see BHIKṢU).

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nun a member of a religious community of women, typically one living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The word comes (in Old English) from ecclesiastical Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus ‘monk’, reinforced by Old French.

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nun OE. nunne = OHG., ON. nunna, beside ME. nonne (partly — OF. nonne) = MDu., G. nonne (Du. non) — ecclL. nonna, fem. of nonnus monk, orig. titles given to elderly persons.
So nunnery XIII. — AN *nonnerie.

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Nun (in the Bible)

Nun (nŭn, nōōn), in the Bible, father of Joshua.

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nun (in religion)

nun: see monasticism.

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