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[kuh n-vur-suh s]
noun, plural con·ver·si [kuh n-vur-sahy, -see] /kənˈvɜr saɪ, -si/. Ecclesiastical.
  1. a lay brother.
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Origin of conversus

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

  • On arrival he asked to be admitted as a conversus, and was given charge of the monasterys sheep.

    The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)

    Henry Osborn Taylor