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date: 10 August 2020

nun. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

In popular usage, a member of any Religious *Institute of women. In RC canon law, however, the term is correctly used only of members of enclosed orders whose members live in houses, which outsiders are not normally permitted to enter and which the members are only rarely permitted to leave (... ...

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