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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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Nun

(nŭn, no͞on), in the Bible, father of Joshua.

Nun

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nun is a term used to describe a woman who has professed vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience within the Roman Catholic tradition. Technically it applies to women living in a cloistered community, but it is now often used to refer to religious women active in ministry to the world. The more traditional term for such women is "sister." Orders for women were established by Saints Basil, Benedict, Augustine, and Francis. Today nuns carry out much of the behind-the-scenes work of education and ministering to the sick and needy.

What does it mean when you dream about a nun?

Graduates of parochial schools have numerous associations with nuns that go beyond the scope of this book. Otherwise, nuns can represent everything from spirituality to religious authority to sexual repression.

nun

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1. a female member of a religious order
2. a variety of domestic fancy pigeon usually having a black-and-white plumage with a ridged peak or cowl of short white feathers

nun

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the 14th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (נ or, at the end of a word, ן), transliterated as n
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The private sector can play an effective role in the expansion of Portugal-Qazvin relations which in turn can benefit both countries," Damash Nunes added.
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The monitoring will continue until we have the absolute guarantee that we can eradicate from the domestic market any products that may have the wrong information to consumers," said Nunes.
As an officer filmed the security van pulling up from a vantage point across the road, Nunes ran up to the guard pointing a gun at his head.
Jamaican-born Nunes, who ferried crack to dealers in the three East Coast cities, was assassinated after double- crossing a Yardie gang trying to expand their operations in Scotland.
The reception for family and friends included granddaughters Lacy and Nicole and Betty's mother, Eve Nunes, who is 90.
Nunes plans to leave the Partnership on or about May 31, 2014, to join Rayonier Inc.