noun, plural con·vives [kon-vahyvz; French kawn-veev] /ˈkɒn vaɪvz; French kɔ̃ˈviv/.
Examples from the Web for convives
Here is a case in point that was narrated to me by one of the three convives.Human Intercourse|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Such was the fortune of him who was one, and, I repeat it, the pleasantest of our convives.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.|Charles James Lever
On Wednesdays there was always a dinner at the Palazzo Lanfranchi, to which the convives were cordially welcomed.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
While the convives were passing through the hall, Mr. Sidney, the physiognomist and expert, seemed disinclined to proceed.
The uniformity of costume appears to represent uniformity of sentiment and to ensure a sort of harmony amongst the convives.The Intellectual Life|=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Word Origin and History for convives
1640s, from French convive, from Latin conviva "one who feasts with others," from convivere (see convivial). In mid-19c., also "woman 'who lives in the same house with a number of others.' "