• WordNet 3.6
    • adj conventual of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conventual Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic. "A conventual garb."
    • n Conventual One who lives in a convent; a monk or nun; a recluse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conventual Belonging to a convent; monastic: as, conventual priors.
    • n conventual One who lives in a convent; a monk or a nun.
    • n conventual [capitalized] A member of one of the two great branches of the Franciscan order, the other being the Observants. See Franciscan. They live in convents, follow a mitigated rule, wear a black habit and cowl, and do not go barefooted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Conventual belonging to a convent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. conventualis,: cf. F. conventuel,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. convent-um, convenīre, to come together.


In literature:

The abbess received them with conventual greetings, to which the Devil answered in a similar tone.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
The conventual church has left no wrack behind.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
Let us follow him as he conducts a friend over a church and conventual establishment in course of construction.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
And above and through all this ran the note of almost ascetic cleanliness, a purity fairly conventual.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
Conventual institutions can only exist on a basis of absolute submission.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
These conventual libraries were usually built over some existing building, or over the cloister.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
Lima is overrun with monks, lay and conventual.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
A young woman in semi-conventual dress left the door just as he came up.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
It is highly probable that there was once a central tower, an almost invariable accompaniment of a Norman conventual church.
"Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch" by Sidney Heath
Between 1128 and 1134 Godwyn granted his hermitage to the conventual church of St. Peter, Westminster.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton

In news:

This is an e-mail sent to local Conventual Franciscan Friars from the Minister General of their Community in Rome.
Pope John Paul II canonized Conventual Franciscan Father Maximilian Kolbe in Rome on October 10, 1982.
Cars on adjacent US Highway 150 are usually the loudest noises heard around Mount Saint Francis , home of the Conventual Franciscan province of Our Lady of Consolation.