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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

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

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
Peter T. King

I'd love to play a femme fatale in a film noir. I'm thinking of one of those roles that Lauren Bacall or Bette Davis might have played. What I wouldn't like is to suddenly find myself being cast, as many senior actresses seem to be, as the abbess in a convent.
Diana Quick
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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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