con·vent (kŏnvənt, -vĕnt′)
1. A community, especially of nuns, bound by vows to a religious life under a superior.
2. The building or buildings occupied by such a community.
[Middle English covent, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conventus, from Latin, assembly, from past participle of convenīre, to assemble; see CONVENE.]
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