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convent:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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convent

1. A religious community: friars, monks, or nuns (now usually nuns).
2. A group of buildings occupied by such a community.

convent

1. a building inhabited by a religious community, usually of nuns
2. the religious community inhabiting such a building
3. a school in which the teachers are nuns
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Repeatedly exhorting parents to avoid admitting their wards to minority institution-run convent schools because they claim the education and atmosphere there takes children away from Hindu culture, a Goa cabinet minister and his wife created quite a furore the other day.
She was a recent graduate of a snobbish convent school.
Born in Glossop, Derbyshire, in 1952, Hilary Mantel was educated at a convent school, studied law at Sheffield University, and went on to jobs in social work and teaching English in Botswana and Saudi Arabia before beginning her career as a writer.
Summary: Would-be arsonists in Malaysia struck at a convent school and a sixth church on Sunday while church and government leaders called for calm in a row over Christians' use of the word "Allah" to refer to God.
Now Misbah's father Sajad is looking into the possibility of having his daughter educated in a convent school and receiving lessons on Islam.
The prolific Thorne has written a surprisingly benign novel about a 15-year-old Protestant girl sent in 1942 to a convent school in the north of England to protect her from the Blitz.
It was occupied as a Catholic convent school from 1903 to 1916 and the original founders, Leamington College, came back into occupation in 1922.
He has also been charged with the attempted murder of former convent school head girl Kate Sheedy and attempted murder of and causing grievous bodily harm to Irma Dragoshi.
Joseph Convent School in the midlands of Ireland, the good sisters taught us by rote and rule; if we didn't master the rote, the rule(r) rode our knuckles.
It is all because of my ability to speak good English," said Mishra, a Hindu graduate of a Catholic convent school.
By use of family records, her own diary and some of her own letters she retells her life, including her parents' divorce, her mother's becoming a Catholic, her own adventures as a pupil in a convent school and eventually her time as a student at RADA.
1937) was educated in a convent school in Montreal and later at a Los Angeles high school.