What is another word for Nunneries?

Pronunciation: [nˈʌnəɹiz] (IPA)

Nunneries, also known as convents or monasteries, are religious institutions where nuns reside and practice their faith. There are several synonyms for the word nunneries including cloisters, sisterhoods, communities, and orders. The term cloisters refer to the physical building where nuns live and their daily routine, while the term sisterhood refers to the bond and sisterly relationship between the nuns. The term communities represent a group of nuns who are united in religious beliefs, while the term orders refer to a specific group of nuns who follow a particular rule of life. Regardless of the synonyms, nunneries hold great significance within various religious traditions and continue to provide spiritual guidance and support to many individuals around the world.

What are the hypernyms for Nunneries?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Nunneries

But it seems that she was a devout Roman Catholic, and the horror of what she had done preyed upon her so, that in less than a month she left Sir Geoffrey, and entered one of the lower sort of Nunneries as a menial.
"The New Tenant"
E. Phillips Oppenheim
So it is with those priestly harems of Mexico, the late convents and Nunneries, which, having been forbidden by the national government to be used for such purposes, are now improved for district schools, hospitals, libraries, and sundry other useful and respectable purposes, much to the improvement of the morals of the community.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou
The hateful Inquisition tried to carry on its bloodthirsty practices here under Portuguese rule, but was summarily driven out of Ceylon by the Dutch, with its vile Nunneries and its instruments of torture.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou

Semantically related words: religious orders, nunnery, convent, monastery, convent life, religious life


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