Pronunciation: (kon'vent, -vunt), [key]
1. a community of persons devoted to religious life under a superior.
2. a society or association of monks, friars, or nuns: now usually used of a society of nuns.
3. the building or buildings occupied by such a society; a monastery or nunnery.
4. Obs.assembly; meeting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.