from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to a convent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or from, or pertaining to, a convent.
  • adjective See Prior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective conventual


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  • From what she had seen of her charms, even in the plain, homely dress of her order, she knew that they had been very powerful; but reason told her that they had never succeeded in winning Charley Foster's heart one moment from its allegiance -- else why had he failed to use the opportunity her rejection had offered for his espousing the Italian girl? and why had the latter entered upon a conventical life, if there was any hope for her of a destiny in the world so happy as to be the wife of Major Foster?

    The Rivals: A Chickahominy Story


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