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convent (plural convents)
- A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows.
- The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives.
- One seldom finds in Italy a spot of ground more agreeable than ordinary that is not covered with a convent.
- A gathering of people lasting several days for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.
- A coming together; a meeting.
- Ben Jonson
- a usual ceremony at their [the witches'] convents or meetings
- Ben Jonson
Religious community of especially nuns
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- (obsolete) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
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- (obsolete) To meet together; to concur.
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- (obsolete) To be convenient; to serve.
- When that is known and golden time convents.