Con"vent (?), n. [L. conventus a meeting, LL. also, a convent. See Convene, v. i.]

1.

A coming together; a meeting.

[Obs.]

A usual ceremony at their [the witches] convents or meetings. B. Jonson.

2.

An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.

One of our convent, and his [the duke's] confessor. Shak.

3.

A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.

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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Con*vent" (?), v. i. [L. conventus, p.p. of convenire. See Convene, v. i.]

1.

To meet together; to concur.

[obs.]

Beau. & Fl.

2.

To be convenient; to serve.

[Obs.]

When that is known and golden time convents. Shak.

 

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Con*vent" (?), v. t.

To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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