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conventual

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

Definition of conventual

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

  2. 2 capitalized :  of or relating to the Conventuals

conventually

adverb

Origin and Etymology of conventual

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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conventual

noun con·ven·tu·al

Definition of conventual

  1. 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. 2 :  a member of a conventual community

1533

First Known Use of conventual

1533


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