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[nuhn-uh-ree] /ˈnʌn ə ri/

noun, plural nunneries.
a building or group of buildings for ; convent.
noun (pl) -neries
the convent or religious house of a community of nuns

late 13c., “nunhood,” from nun + -ery. Meaning “convent of nuns” is from c.1300. Meaning “house of ill fame” is attested by 1590s.


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