A convent is a place where nuns live. Have you decided to dedicate the rest of your life to serving God? Well, then, maybe it’s time for you to consider moving into a convent.

Although convent usually refers to the actual building where nuns live together, it can also sometimes more generally refer to a Christian community that is living according to religious vows. Catholic monks live in communities together in monasteries, while Catholic nuns tend to live in convents.

Definitions of convent
  1. noun
    a religious residence especially for nuns
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    a convent ruled by an abbess
    the convent of a community of nuns
    type of:
    cloister, religious residence
    residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
  2. noun
    a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
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    type of:
    a group of people living in a particular local area
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