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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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Families with youngsters at St Paul's Convent School in Sutton Coldfield were told it is to be taken over by Highclare Independent Day School, based in Erdington, because the convent which runs the school has to close.
The regional winners in both groups (Sacred Heart Convent School Lahore in Group 1 and Chenab College Jhang in Group 2) have qualified for the national finals to be held in Karachi on Feb 24.
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Pupils of Marymount Convent School outside Liscard Hall
Scott Halfyard, of Nantyfyllon Primary, Jenna Brearley, of Tondu Primary, and Abbie Hawes, of St Clare's Convent School, were runners-up.
Address : C/o, Shri B N Pathak, Near B.N Convent School, Ward No.3, Wadrafnagar,
PESHAWAR, January 29, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The Presentation Convent School organized a colourful event including PT display and prize distribution ceremony in school premises on Saturday with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports and Culture Syed Aaqil Shah as chief guest.
Ms Short was born into a working class Ladywood family and grew up locally, going to St Paul's convent school.
Claire McCluskey and Deirdre Scanlon, both 17, and 15-year-olds Lisa Callan and Aimee McCabe all went to St Michael's Loreto convent school in Navan, Co Meath.
they brought out the best in me.'' TV's Queen of Mean, Merseyside born Anne Robinson, has no doubt where she got her ``bolshi'' attitude -as a boarder in a convent school. Perhaps that's also where she gained her sarcasticedge.
Jean said: ``I went to a convent school in West Derby where we were taught only reading, writing and arithmetic.