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The Rev. Brad Heckathorne, a Conventual Franciscan friar, performed the ceremony at the chapel at Duke University.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of conventual
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
First Known Use of conventual
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