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convent

1convent

noun con·vent \ˈkän-vənt, -ˌvent\

: a group of nuns who live together; also : the house or buildings they live in

Full Definition of CONVENT

:  a local community or house of a religious order or congregation; especially :  an establishment of nuns

Origin of CONVENT

Middle English covent, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin conventus, from Latin, assembly, from convenire
First Known Use: 13th century

2convent

verb con·vent \kən-ˈvent\

Definition of CONVENT

obsolete
:  convene

Origin of CONVENT

Latin conventus, past participle of convenire
First Known Use: 1514

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