conventual


1con·ven·tu·al

adjective \kən-ˈven-chə-wəl, -chü-əl, kän-, -ˈvench-wəl\

Definition of CONVENTUAL

1
:  of, relating to, or befitting a convent or monastic life :  monastic
2
capitalized :  of or relating to the Conventuals
con·ven·tu·al·ly adverb

Origin of CONVENTUAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French conventuel, from Medieval Latin conventualis, from conventus convent
First Known Use: 15th century

2conventual

noun

Definition of CONVENTUAL

1
capitalized :  a member of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual forming a branch of the first order of St. Francis of Assisi under a mitigated rule
2
:  a member of a conventual community

First Known Use of CONVENTUAL

1533

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