Conventualis

Latin term indicating that a monastery had sufficient members to make it viable, that number being the apostolic 12. Fewer than 12 meant that the rule was unlikely to be adhered to and discipline would fall away. St Bernard was very conscious of this likelihood. 'Conventual' is the adjectival form of *'convent'.

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  • conventuel — conventuel, elle [ kɔ̃vɑ̃tɥɛl ] adj. • 1461; conventual 1249; lat. ecclés. conventualis, de conventus; cf. convent, couvent ♦ Qui appartient à une communauté religieuse. ⇒ communautaire. Assemblée conventuelle. Maison conventuelle. ⇒ couvent. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conventuelle — ● conventuel, conventuelle adjectif (latin médiéval conventualis) Relatif, propre au couvent. ● conventuel, conventuelle (expressions) adjectif (latin médiéval conventualis) Assemblée conventuelle, assemblée de tous les membres de la communauté.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Konventuale — Kon|ven|tu|a|le 〈[ vɛn ] m. 17〉 stimmberechtigtes Klostermitglied [zu lat. conventus „Zusammenkunft“; → Konvent] * * * Kon|ven|tu|a|le, der; n, n [mlat. conventualis]: 1. (kath. Kirche) stimmberechtigtes Mitglied eines ↑ Konvents (1 b). 2.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Conventual — Con*ven tu*al (?; 135), a. [LL. conventualis: cf. F. conventuel.] Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic. A conventual garb. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {Conventual church}, a church attached or belonging to a convent or monastery. Wordsworth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conventual church — Conventual Con*ven tu*al (?; 135), a. [LL. conventualis: cf. F. conventuel.] Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic. A conventual garb. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] {Conventual church}, a church attached or belonging to a convent or monastery.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conventual — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Medieval Latin; Anglo French conventuel, from Medieval Latin conventualis, from conventus convent Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or befitting a convent or monastic life ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Prior — For other uses, see Prior (disambiguation). Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for earlier, first , with several notable uses. Contents 1 Monastic superiors 1.1 Compound and derived titles 2 Other orders …   Wikipedia

  • Chapter and Conventual Mass — As currently used, the terms Chapter Mass (for chapters of canons) and Conventual Mass (for most other houses of religious) refer to the Mass celebrated by and for a community of priests or for a community of priests and brothers or sisters. Such …   Wikipedia

  • Deutscher Orden — Heutige Form des Ordenskreuzes Der Deutsche Orden, auch Deutschherren oder Deutschritterorden genannt, ist eine geistliche Ordensgemeinschaft. Gemeinsam mit dem Johanniter bzw. Malteserorden und den Grabesrittern steht er in der (Rechts… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Deutscher Ritterorden — Heutige Form des Ordenskreuzes Der Deutsche Orden, auch Deutschherren oder Deutschritterorden genannt, ist eine geistliche Ordensgemeinschaft. Neben dem Johanniter bzw. Malteserorden ist er einer der noch heute bestehenden Ritterorden aus der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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