[kuhs-choo-muh l]


a customary.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

Word Origin for custumal

C16: from Medieval Latin custumālis relating to custom
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