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CONVENTUAL

In general, pertaining to community life, as distinct from living alone. The term is applied to all the communal aspects of monastic or religious life, as conventual Mass or conventual rules.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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