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Definition of Convent


  1. A coming together; a meeting.
  2. An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
  3. A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
  4. To meet together; to concur.
  5. To be convenient; to serve.
  6. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.

Convent Quotations

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Ambrose Bierce

After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful.
Karen Armstrong

Let me tell you about those convents. All that crap about extending the pinkie finger while sipping tea is a myth. Convent schools are breeding grounds for great broads and occasionally one-of-the-boys. Convent schools teach you to play against everything, which is what I'm still doing.
Elaine Stritch

I once stole a book. It was really just the once, and at the time I called it borrowing. It was 1970, and the book, I could see by its lack of date stamps, had been lying unappreciated on the shelves of my convent school library since its publication in 1945.
Hilary Mantel

My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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Convent Translations

convent in German is Kloster
convent in Latin is monasterium
convent in Swedish is kloster, nunnekloster
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