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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
conˈventually adv


(kənˈvɛn tʃu əl)

1. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a convent.
2. a member of a convent or monastery.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin conventuālis= Latin conventu-, s. of conventus convent + -ālis -al1]
con•ven′tu•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conventual - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vowsconventual - 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
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Some 1,800 Friars Minor, Conventual Franciscans, Capuchins and Third Order Regular Franciscans attended an April 15-18 gathering celebrating the 800th anniversary of papal approval of the Franciscan rule.
28) Less is known about the individual friars who served on the Arca, but all were Franciscans, specifically, Conventual Franciscans who resided in the convent attached to the Santo.
An Indiana province of the Conventual Franciscans is suing the Los Angeles archdiocese seeking reimbursement of any likely costs in a sexual abuse suit against a Franciscan priest who served in the archdiocese.