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[kuhs-choo-muh l]
  1. a customary.
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Origin of custumal

1375–1425; 1560–70 for current sense; late Middle English (as adj.) < Medieval Latin custumālis, a Latinization of Old French costumel customary, usual, equivalent to costume custom + -el -al1
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Examples from the Web for custumal

Historical Examples of custumal

  • The Custumal of Kent of the thirteenth century is the authority.

    Popular Tales

    Charles Perrault

  • Custumal of Bleadon, 257: 'Invenit fabrum pro ferdello domino et toti villae.'

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff

  • In giving help he should be a father, says one Custumal; in giving instruction, he should speak as a teacher.

  • According to the Custumal of one great English abbey, the kitchener was to be almost a paragon of virtue.

  • The almoner, says one Custumal, should remember that from his office might be derived great spiritual gain.

British Dictionary definitions for custumal


noun, adjective
  1. another word for customary (def. 2), customary (def. 3)
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Word Origin for custumal

C16: from Medieval Latin custumālis relating to custom
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