An example of a convent is a place where Catholic sisters live.
- a community of nuns or, sometimes, monks, living under strict religious vows
- the building or buildings occupied by such a community
Origin of conventOld French from Classical Latin conventus, assembly (in ML(Ec), religious house, convent), origin, originally past participle of convenire, convene
- A community, especially of nuns, bound by vows to a religious life under a superior.
- The building or buildings occupied by such a community.
Origin of conventMiddle English covent from Old French from Medieval Latin conventus from Latin assembly from past participle of convenīre to assemble ; see convene .
- A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows.
- The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives.
- A gathering of people lasting several days for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.
- A coming together; a meeting.
(third-person singular simple present convents, present participle conventing, simple past and past participle convented)