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abbess the female superior of a convent of nuns.
abbey a monastery or convent, or the buildings that compose it.
cenobite a member of a religious order who lives in a convent, monastery, or other spiritual community.
cloister a place such as a monastery or convent where people live secluded religious lives. [2/4 definitions]
conventual of, like, or pertaining to a convent. [2/3 definitions]
nun1 a woman who is a member of a religious order, esp. one who has taken vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and lives in a convent.
nunnery a home for female members of a religious order; convent.
prioress a nun in charge of a convent or other religious house, ranking second to an abbess.
superior the head of a religious community such as a convent. [1/9 definitions]