What does the word conventual mean?

Usage examples for conventual

  1. It had not the brilliant gaiety, overflowing with colours and scents of a garden in the open, bathed in full sunlight, but it had the shady and melancholy beauty of a conventual garden between four walls, with no more light than what came through the eaves and the arcades, and no other birds but those flying above, who looked with wonder at this little paradise at the bottom of a well. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  2. Before it, dimly seen, two nuns knelt, types of conventual piety, absorbed in spiritual contemplation amid the tumult of the world's invasion of their sanctuary. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  3. He had been on the eve of marriage with her, when she had thought herself suddenly seized by a conventual vocation, had taken the veil, and he had never seen her since. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
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