Definition of Convent

1. Noun. A religious residence especially for nuns.

Specialized synonyms: Abbey, Nunnery
Terms within: Cell, Cubicle
Generic synonyms: Cloister, Religious Residence
Derivative terms: Conventual

2. Noun. A community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together.
Group relationships: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect
Generic synonyms: Community
Derivative terms: Conventual

Definition of Convent

1. n. A coming together; a meeting.

2. v. i. To meet together; to concur.

3. v. t. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.

Definition of Convent

1. Noun. A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows. ¹

2. Noun. The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives. ¹

3. Noun. A gathering of people lasting several days which come from different regions of a country or even the world for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. ¹

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Definition of Convent

1. to convene [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: convene

Lexicographical Neighbors of Convent

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convent (current term)
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convention state
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conventional animal

Literary usage of Convent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, American peace society, Algernon Sidney Crapsey, Ernest Howard Crosby, W. Evans Darby, John Hyde De Forest, Charles Edward Jefferson, Augustine Jones, Mrs. L. J. Mead, J. H. Ral (1891)
"... master John de Brideport, who had been instituted by the Bishop of Winchester on St. James' day, 1262, on the presentation of the Prior and convent of ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"On Mount Benedict, in that part of Charlestown called Somerville, there was then standing a plain brick structure known as the Ursuline convent. ..."

3. Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages by Edward Lewes Cutts (1872)
"The whole convent was under the government of the abbot, who, however, ... Sometimes he was elected by the convent; sometimes the king or some patron had a ..."

4. Works by Washington Irving (1892)
"ABOUT half a league from the little seaport of Palos de Moguer in Andalusia there stood, and continues to stand at the present day, an ancient convent of ..."

5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"About four hours from the convent, in this road, ... having a tradition that Mahomet fat on it when he came to this convent. I could find no tradition ..."

6. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1843)
"Archives of the convent. IN the account of my former visit to the ruins of Uxmal, I mentioned the fact that this city was entirely destitute of apparent ..."

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