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NUNNERY

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A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of women, such as nuns or canonesses, living in seclusion under religious vows.

Convent (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
ABBEY The buildings of a monastic community presided over by an abbot or abbess.
ALMONRY A building adjacent to a monastery where alms were distributed to the poor
CATHEDRAL The principal church of a diocese in which the cathedra or bishop's throne is to be found.
CELL A monastic enclave dependent on a mother house.
CHAPTER HOUSE The building attached to a cathedral or collegiate church where the dean, prebendaries or monks and canons met for the transaction of business.
FARM A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known.
FRIARY A religious house occupied by men of mendicant religious orders (friars).
GRANGE The residence and outbuildings of an outlying farm or estate, especially that held by a monastery or other religious order.
GUEST HALL A residence for guests, usually part of a religious house.
MANOR An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc.
MONASTERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of men living in seclusion under religious vows.
PRECEPTORY A manor or estate owned and run by an order of knights and governed by a preceptor.
PRIORY A lesser monastery headed by a prior, often linked to a cathedral or dependent on a mother house.
REFECTORY A communal dining room, especially in schools, colleges and monasteries.

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