conventual

adjective
con·​ven·​tu·​al | \kən-ˈven-chə-wəl, -chü-əl, kän-, -ˈvench-wəl\

Definition of conventual 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or befitting a convent or monastic life : monastic

2 capitalized : of or relating to the Conventuals

conventual

noun

Definition of conventual (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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conventually adverb

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The Rev. Brad Heckathorne, a Conventual Franciscan friar, performed the ceremony at the chapel at Duke University. New York Times, "Devon Damiano, Brian Flanagan," 23 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of conventual

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conventual

Adjective

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

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