Convent Definition

kŏnvənt, -vĕnt
convents
noun
A community of nuns or, sometimes, monks, living under strict religious vows.
Webster's New World
The building or buildings occupied by such a community.
Webster's New World

A gathering of people lasting several days for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.

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A coming together; a meeting.
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verb

(obsolete) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.

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(obsolete) To meet together; to concur.

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(obsolete) To be convenient; to serve.

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Other Word Forms of Convent

Noun

Singular:
convent
Plural:
convents

Origin of Convent

  • Middle English covent from Old French from Medieval Latin conventus from Latin assembly from past participle of convenīre to assemble convene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman covent, from Latin conventus, perfect participle of the verb convenio, see con-, venio.

    From Wiktionary

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