convent

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French covent, from Latin conventus, perfect participle of the verb convenio (whence ultimately convene), see con- + venio. Doublet of coven

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convent (plural convents)

  1. A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows.
  2. The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives.
    • (Can we date this quote by Addison and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      One seldom finds in Italy a spot of ground more agreeable than ordinary that is not covered with a convent.
  3. (India) A Christian school.
  4. A gathering of people lasting several days for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.
  5. A coming together; a meeting.
    • (Can we date this quote by Ben Jonson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      a usual ceremony at their [the witches'] convents or meetings

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VerbEdit

convent (third-person singular simple present convents, present participle conventing, simple past and past participle convented)

  1. (obsolete) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
  2. (obsolete) To meet together; to concur.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) To be convenient; to serve.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin conventus.

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convent m (plural convents)

  1. convent (building)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin conventus. See also the doublet couvent.

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convent m (plural convents)

  1. (archaic, rare) convent, nunnery

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