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|Noun||1.||religious residence - residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)|
convent - a religious residence especially for nuns
monastery - the residence of a religious community
priory - religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"