conversus

[kuh n-vur-suh s]
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noun, plural con·ver·si [kuh n-vur-sahy, -see] /kənˈvɜr saɪ, -si/. Ecclesiastical.

a lay brother.

Origin of conversus

< Latin, past participle of convertere to convert1; see converse2
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