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

  • noun An assembly of 13 witches.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See covin.
  • noun See covent.

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  • noun A clique that shares common interests or activities.
  • noun A formal group or assembly of witches.

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

  • noun an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from Middle English covent, assembly, convent; see convent.]

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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

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