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[kuh n-ven-choo-uh l]
  1. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a convent.
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  1. Friar Minor Conventual.
  2. a member of a convent or monastery.
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Origin of conventual

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin conventuālis, equivalent to Latin conventu-, stem of conventus convent + -ālis -al1
Related formscon·ven·tu·al·ly, adjective
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Historical Examples of conventual

  • Near to the refectory was, of course, the conventual kitchen.

    English Monastic Life

    Abbot Gasquet

  • For a long time these conventual wars had disturbed the country.

  • Even the monks were disposed to consider it no part of their conventual duties.

  • On his return from that country, he was appointed to the conventual school at Canterbury.

  • The conventual buildings were on the south side of the basilica.

British Dictionary definitions for conventual


  1. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a convent
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  1. a member of a convent
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Derived Formsconventually, adverb
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