Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a convent.
  • noun A member of a convent.
  • noun A member of a branch of the Franciscan order that permits the accumulation and possession of common property.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to a convent; monastic: as, conventual priors.
  • noun One who lives in a convent; a monk or a nun.
  • noun [capitalized] A member of one of the two great branches of the Franciscan order, the other being the Observants. See Franciscan.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic.
  • adjective a church attached or belonging to a convent or monastery.
  • noun One who lives in a convent; a monk or nun; a recluse.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to a convent or convent life; cloistered, monastic.
  • noun A member of a convent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin conventuālis, from conventus, convent; see convent.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Medieval Latin conventualis, from Latin conventus ("convent").

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