convent

convent
noun
ADJECTIVE
Carmelite, Catholic, Franciscan, etc.
VERB + CONVENT
enter, join

She entered a convent (= became a nun) at the age of sixteen.

leave
establish, found, set up

The nuns established a convent here in 1692.

CONVENT + NOUN
building, wall

within the convent walls (= inside the convent)

education, school
PREPOSITION
in a/the convent

She spent her whole life in a convent.

convent of

the Convent of St Saviour


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