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nunnery

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noun nun·nery \ˈnən-rē, ˈnə-nə-\

Simple Definition of nunnery

  • : a place where nuns live

Full Definition of nunnery

plural nun·ner·ies

  1. :  a convent of nuns

14th Century

First Known Use of nunnery

14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with nunnery


NUNNERY Defined for Kids

nunnery

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noun nun·nery \ˈnə-nə-rē\

Definition of nunnery

plural nun·ner·ies

  1. :  convent





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