A nun is a maid or widow who has consecrated herself to God by the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and bound herself to live in a convent under a certain rule.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “nun”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2019. Web. 8 March 2021. <>