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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

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

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

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

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
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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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