- cloistral; cloisterlike.
Origin of claustral
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Examples from the Web for claustral
The procedure was the same as at the annual claustral distribution.
The gist of the matter was that the children constituted a hindrance to claustral discipline and devotion.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535
Eileen Edna Power
Cyril was the ecclesiastical or claustral name of this important personage, his real name was Constantine.
I had by this time a suspicion that the Griffin was a claustral thing and a mystery not to be blurted out.Hills and the Sea
Some collections which later were distinctively church libraries were at first claustral.
- 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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper