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Definition of "conventual" [con•ven•tu•al]

  • Of or relating to a convent. (adjective)
  • A member of a convent. (noun)
  • A member of a branch of the Franciscan order that permits the accumulation and possession of common property. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conventual" in a sentence
  • "Ely thus became a cathedral -- of the kind that was called conventual cathedrals."
  • "This official public Mass is called the conventual Mass; if possible it should be a high Mass, but, even if it be not, it always has some of the features of high Mass."
  • "The qualifying word conventual, provinical, or general, explains the nature of the meeting, and a general chapter, therefore, is one composed of representatives of a whole order or congregation or other group of monasteries."