convent

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English convent, variant of covent, 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.
    • 1705, J[oseph] Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. in the Years 1701, 1702, 1703, London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 1051505315:
      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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin convenio (past participle conventus), whence also convene; so of the same ultimate origin as Etymology 1.

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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.
  3. (obsolete) To be convenient; to serve.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin conventus.

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convent m (plural convents)

  1. convent (building)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch convent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventus.

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  • IPA(key): /kɔnˈvɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: con‧vent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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convent n (plural conventen)

  1. (Christianity) convent, monastery
    Synonym: klooster
  2. (obsolete) meeting, gathering, convention

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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