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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

CONVENT (convenire)

noun: convent; plural noun: convents
  1. a Christian community under monastic vows, especially one of nuns.
    synonyms:nunnery, monastery, priory, abbey, cloister, religious community
    "even the hardest work at the convent gave her a sense of peace and fulfillment"
    • a school, especially one for girls, attached to and run by convent.
      noun: convent school; plural noun: convent schools
    • the building or buildings occupied by a convent.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin conventus ‘assembly, company,’ from the verb convenire (see convene). The original spelling was covent (surviving in the place name Covent Garden ); the modern form dates from the 16th century.
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