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Of or relating to a convent.
1. A member of a convent.
2. Conventual A member of a branch of the Franciscan order that permits the accumulation and possession of common property.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin conventuālis, from conventus, convent; see convent.]
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of, belonging to, or characteristic of a convent
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of a convent
con•ven•tu•al(kənˈvɛn tʃu əl)
1. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a convent.n.
2. a member of a convent or monastery.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin conventuālis= Latin conventu-, s. of conventus convent + -ālis -al1]
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|Adj.||1.||conventual - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows|
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney