cloistral

[ kloi-struh l ]
/ ˈklɔɪ strəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or living in a cloister.

Nearby words

  1. cloisonné,
  2. cloister,
  3. cloister garth,
  4. cloistered,
  5. cloistered vault,
  6. cloistress,
  7. cloky,
  8. clomb,
  9. clomid,
  10. clomiphene

Origin of cloistral

First recorded in 1595–1605; cloist(e)r + -al1

Related formsun·clois·tral, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cloistral

cloistral

claustral

/ (ˈklɔɪstrəl) /

adjective

of, like, or characteristic of a cloister
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Word Origin and History for cloistral

cloistral

adj.

c.1600, from cloister + -al (1).

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