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convent

noun con·vent \ ˈkän-vənt , -ˌvent \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of convent

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

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Origin and Etymology of convent

Middle English covent, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin conventus, from Latin, assembly, from convenire


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convent

verb con·vent \ kən-ˈvent \

Definition of convent

obsolete

Origin and Etymology of convent

Latin conventus, past participle of convenire


CONVENT Defined for English Language Learners

convent

noun

Definition of convent for English Language Learners

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


CONVENT Defined for Kids

convent

noun con·vent \ ˈkän-vənt , -ˌvent \

Definition of convent for Students

1 : a group of nuns living together
2 : a house or a set of buildings occupied by a community of nuns


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