conventual

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adjective

con·​ven·​tu·​al kən-ˈven-chə-wəl How to pronounce conventual (audio)
-chü-əl,
kän-,
-ˈvench-wəl
1
: of, relating to, or befitting a convent or monastic life : monastic
2
capitalized : of or relating to the Conventuals
conventually adverb

conventual

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noun

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

Examples of conventual in a Sentence

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Adjective
But degraded conventual forces could drive Putin to other means of exerting force. Matt Seyler, ABC News, 10 May 2022 The Rev. Brad Heckathorne, a Conventual Franciscan friar, performed the ceremony at the chapel at Duke University. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French conventuel, from Medieval Latin conventualis, from conventus convent

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conventual was in the 15th century

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“Conventual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conventual. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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