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convent

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noun con·vent \ˈkän-vənt, -ˌvent\

Definition of convent

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

Origin and Etymology of convent

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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verb con·vent \kən-ˈvent\

Definition of convent

obsolete

  1. :  convene

Origin and Etymology of convent

Latin conventus, past participle of convenire


First Known Use: 1514


CONVENT Defined for English Language Learners

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convent

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noun con·vent \ˈkän-vənt, -ˌvent\

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

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noun con·vent \ˈkän-vənt, -ˌvent\

Definition of convent for Students

  1. 1 :  a group of nuns living together

  2. 2 :  a house or a set of buildings occupied by a community of nuns


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