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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convent  \Con*vent"\,  v.  t. 
  To  call  before  a  judge  or  judicature;  to  summon;  to  convene. 
  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convent  \Con"vent\,  n.  [L.  conventus  a  meeting,  LL  also  a 
  convent.  See  {Convene},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  coming  together;  a  meeting.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  usual  ceremony  at  their  [the  witches]  convents  or 
  meetings.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  An  association  or  community  of  recluses  devoted  to  a 
  religious  life;  a  body  of  monks  or  nuns. 
 
  One  of  our  convent,  and  his  [the  duke's]  confessor. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  house  occupied  by  a  community  of  religious  recluses;  a 
  monastery  or  nunnery. 
 
  One  seldom  finds  in  Italy  a  spot  of  ground  more 
  agreeable  than  ordinary  that  is  not  covered  with  a 
  convent.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Nunnery;  monastery;  abbey.  See  {Cloister}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convent  \Con*vent"\,  v.  i.  [L.  conventus  p.  p.  of  convenire 
  See  {Convene},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  meet  together;  to  concur.  [obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  To  be  convenient;  to  serve.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  that  is  known  and  golden  time  convents.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convent 
  n  1:  a  religious  residence  especially  for  nuns 
  2:  a  community  of  people  in  a  religious  order  (especially  nuns) 
  living  together 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Convent,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  70723 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CONVENT,  n.  A  place  of  retirement  for  woman  who  wish  for  leisure  to 
  meditate  upon  the  vice  of  idleness. 
 
 




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