To call before a judge or judicature to summon to convene
- To meet together to concur
- A coming together a gathering
- a residential area of men and women in a religious order (especially nuns) residing collectively
- a religious residence specifically for nuns
- A coming collectively; a meeting.
- a link or neighborhood of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
- a property occupied by a residential district of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
- to satisfy together; to concur.
- become convenient; to offer.
- To phone before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
The fraternity of an abbey or priory, as socictas is the range fellows in a college. A religious home, now viewed as a merely voluntary association, maybe not importing municipal demise. 33 Law J. Ch. 308.
c.1200, covent, cuvent, from Anglo-French covent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventus "assembly," found in Medieval Latin for "religious home," originally previous participle of convenire "bond" (see convene). Maybe not solely feminine until 18c. The shape with restored Latin -n- emerged very early 15c. The Middle English kind continues to be in London's Covent Garden region (notorious belated 18c. for brothels), so called given that it was in fact the garden of a defunct monastery. COVENT OUTDOORS ABBESS. A bawd. COVENT GARDEN AGUE. The venereal diſeaſe. ["Classical Dictionary associated with the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]
The Convent [Mike Mendez]
We see a real man, but a man helpless anywhere save in the study or in the convent - a little fresh-coloured man, with soft brown eyes, who had a habit of stealing away to his cubiculum whenever the conversation became too lively; somewhat bent, for it is on record that he stood upright when the psalms were chanted, and even rose on his tiptoes with his face turned upwards; genial, if shy, and occasionally given to punning, as when he said that he preferred Psalmi to Salmones; a man who perhaps led the most placid uneventful life of all men who ever wrote a book or scribbled letters.