The definition of a convent is a home for nuns or monks.(noun)
An example of a convent is a place where Catholic sisters live.
See convent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L conventus, assembly (in ML(Ec), religious house, convent), orig. pp. of convenire, convene
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Origin: Middle English covent
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin conventus
Origin: , from Latin, assembly
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of convenīre, to assemble; see convene.
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