from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An assembly of 13 witches.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A clique that shares common interests or activities.
- n. A formal group or assembly of witches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See covin.
- n. See covent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches
Perhaps from Middle English covent, assembly, convent; see convent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English covent, from Anglo-Norman covent, cuvent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventum, from convenio, from cum ("with") and venio ("I come"). Confer convent (Wiktionary)