[klaw-struh l]


cloistral; cloisterlike.

Origin of claustral

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin claustrālis, equivalent to claustr(um) bolt, barrier (see claustrum) + -ālis -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a less common variant of cloistral
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Word Origin and History for claustral

"resembling a cloister," early 15c., from Middle French claustral (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin claustralis "pertaining to a claustrum" (see cloister).

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