nunhood

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Etymology[edit]

nun +‎ -hood

Noun[edit]

nunhood (uncountable)

  1. The status or condition of being a nun.
    • 2005, Judith Arnold, The Fixer Upper, Mira (2005), ISBN 0778321932, page 337:
      "She's Jewish," Harry muttered. "Nunhood is out of the question."
  2. Nuns as a group.
    • 2007, William E. Deal, Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, Oxford University Press (2007), ISBN 9780195331264, page 43:
      She entered the nunhood after her husband's death and became a well-respected tutor of high-ranking noblemen and noblewomen.

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