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religious residence

Definitions of religious residence
  1. noun
    residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
    synonyms: cloister
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    convent
    a religious residence especially for nuns
    monastery
    the residence of a religious community
    priory
    religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
    abbey
    a monastery ruled by an abbot
    abbey
    a convent ruled by an abbess
    charterhouse
    a Carthusian monastery
    friary
    a monastery of friars
    lamasery
    a monastery for lamas
    nunnery
    the convent of a community of nuns
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    residence
    the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)
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