claustral

[klaw-struh l]
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adjective

cloistral; cloisterlike.

Nearby words

  1. clausewitz, karl von,
  2. clausius,
  3. clausius cycle,
  4. clausius, rudolf julius emanuel,
  5. clausthalite,
  6. claustration,
  7. claustrophilia,
  8. claustrophobe,
  9. claustrophobia,
  10. claustrophobic

Origin of claustral

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin claustrālis, equivalent to claustr(um) bolt, barrier (see claustrum) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for claustral

claustral

adjective

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

claustral

adj.

"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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