Middle English from Medieval Latin conventuālisfromconventusconventconvent
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Medieval Latin conventualis, from Latinconventus (“convent”).
Conventual Sentence Examples
Catherine possessed several good qualities, but had been brought up in a conventual seclusion and was scarcely a wife Charles would have chosen for himself.
The monastic buildings required for public purposes have been made over to the communal and provincial authorities, while the same authorities have been entrusted with the administration of the ecclesiastical revenues previously set apart for charity and education, and objects of art and historical interest have been consigned to public libraries and museums. By these laws the reception of novices was forbidden in the existing conventual establishments the extinction of which had been decreed, and all new foundations were forbidden, except those engaged in instruction and the care of the sick.
It is distinguished for the number of its churches and conventual establishments, although the latter have been closed.
Lauban has a Roman Catholic and two Evangelical churches, a town hall, dating from 1541, a conventual house of the order of St Magdalene, dating from the 14th century, a municipal, library and museum, two hospitals, an orphanage and several schools.
In 1885 the conventual buildings were occupied by Augustinian monks.