convent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon'vent, -vunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a community of persons devoted to religious life under a superior.
  2. a society or association of monks, friars, or nuns: now usually used of a society of nuns.
  3. the building or buildings occupied by such a society; a monastery or nunnery.
  4. assembly; meeting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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