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nunnery

[nuhn-uh-ree] /ˈnʌn ə ri/
noun, plural nunneries.
1.
a building or group of buildings for nuns; convent.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English nonnerie. See nun1, -ery
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Examples for nunnery
  • And although she left the nunnery she never lost her incredible faith.
  • The building is located in a sixteen-lot area now occupied by a former nunnery, a church and a public parking lot.
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nunnery

/ˈnʌnərɪ/
noun (pl) -neries
1.
the convent or religious house of a community of nuns
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