nunnery

[ nuhn-uh-ree ]
/ ˈnʌn ə ri /

noun, plural nun·ner·ies.

a building or group of buildings for nuns; convent.

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Origin of nunnery

First recorded in 1225–75, nunnery is from the Middle English word nonnerie.See nun1, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for nunnery

nunnery
/ (ˈnʌnərɪ) /

noun plural -neries

the convent or religious house of a community of nuns
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