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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.
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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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VATICAN CITY * In early April, the ministers general of four men's branches of the Franciscan family--the Friars Minor, Capuchins, Conventual Franciscans and the Third Order Regulars--asked Pope Francis to give the Franciscans the "privilege" of allowing religious brothers to be elected to leadership positions, including those with authority over ordained priests.
En passant, we are also treated to a wonderful array of unexpected bits of information and discussions from Pope Leo X's near dissolution of the Conventual Franciscans in 1517, humanist maledictions of the dead, and debates on female spirituality to Saint Antoninus's condemnation of sailors as homines pessimi, blasphematores, discussions of the morality of fleeing or remaining during plagues, and comments on Angelo Poliziano's interest in the Psalter, just to give a tiny sampling from an encyclopedic collection of data and analyses.
Others include Capuchin and Conventual Franciscans, who are not part of this restructuring process.
He adopted the name Sixtus in emulation of Sixtus IV della Rovere, the general of the Conventual Franciscans and defender of the Virgin and indirect founder of the Urbino dynasty through his nephew's marriage alliance to the soon-to-be extinct Montefeltro line.
I know the Conventual Franciscans are in the process--probably a three- to four-year process.