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Definition of Convent

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

I was in a convent for a year.
Beatrice Wood

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.
Maria Monk

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

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
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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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