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Old French covent, French couvent.


covent ‎(plural covents)

  1. (obsolete) convent
    • c. 1500, Anonymous, A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483[1]:
      And in this yere deyde Huberd erchebisshop of Caunterbury; and thanne the priour and the covent of Caunterbury chosen in there chapytre hous the noble clerk Stephen of Langeton, ayens the kynges will, whome the pope sacred at Viterke.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta[2]:
      BARABAS. Marry, the Turk [134] shall be one of my godfathers, But not a word to any of your covent.

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covent m ‎(oblique plural covenz or coventz, nominative singular covenz or coventz, nominative plural covent)

  1. convent (residence of nuns)