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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of conveniō (convene, assemble).



conventus (feminine conventa, neuter conventum); first/second-declension participle

  1. convened, assembled, having been convened.
  2. accosted, having been accosted

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative conventus conventa conventum conventī conventae conventa
Genitive conventī conventae conventī conventōrum conventārum conventōrum
Dative conventō conventō conventīs
Accusative conventum conventam conventum conventōs conventās conventa
Ablative conventō conventā conventō conventīs
Vocative convente conventa conventum conventī conventae conventa

Etymology 2[edit]

From conveniō +‎ -tus


conventus m (genitive conventūs); fourth declension

  1. meeting, gathering, congregation, judicial assembly
  2. enterprise, corporation; an association of merchants
  3. (rare) synonym of conventum, agreement, covenant

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative conventus conventūs
Genitive conventūs conventuum
Dative conventuī conventibus
Accusative conventum conventūs
Ablative conventū conventibus
Vocative conventus conventūs
Derived terms[edit]


  • conventus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conventus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • conventus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • conventus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to convene the assizes (used of a provincial governor): conventus agere (B. G. 1. 54)
  • conventus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • conventus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin