Convent meaning

kŏnvənt, -vĕnt
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The building or buildings occupied by such a community.
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The building or buildings occupied by such a community.
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A coming together; a meeting.
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A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows.
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A gathering of people lasting several days for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.
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(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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The definition of a convent is a home for nuns or monks.

An example of a convent is a place where Catholic sisters live.

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A community, especially of nuns, bound by vows to a religious life under a superior.
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A community of nuns or, sometimes, monks, living under strict religious vows.
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The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives.
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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