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conversus

[kuh n-vur-suh s] /kənˈvɜr səs/
noun, plural conversi
[kuh n-vur-sahy, -see] /kənˈvɜr saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA).
Ecclesiastical.
1.
a lay brother.
Origin of conversus
< Latin, past participle of convertere to convert1; see converse2
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