convent


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convent \Con*vent"\, v. t.
   To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
   [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convent \Con"vent\, n. [L. conventus a meeting, LL. also, a
   convent. See Convene, v. i.]
   1. A coming together; a meeting. [Obs.]
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            A usual ceremony at their [the witches] convents or
            meetings.                             --B. Jonson.
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   2. An association or community of recluses devoted to a
      religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
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            One of our convent, and his [the duke's] confessor.
                                                  --Shak.
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   3. A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a
      monastery or nunnery.
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            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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convent \Con*vent"\, v. i. [L. conventus, p. p. of convenire.
   See Convene, v. i.]
   1. To meet together; to concur. [obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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   2. To be convenient; to serve. [Obs.]
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            When that is known and golden time convents. --Shak.
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