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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CONVENT

The building or buildings in which a community of religious women live; also a monastic community in its corporate capacity. (Etym. Latin conventus, assembly, gathering of people; from convenire, to come together.

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