[luhs-truh l]


of, relating to, or employed in the lustrum, or rite of purification.
occurring every five years; quinquennial.

Nearby words

  1. lustful,
  2. lustfully,
  3. lustgarden,
  4. lustihood,
  5. lustily,
  6. lustrate,
  7. lustrative,
  8. lustre,
  9. lustreware,
  10. lustring

Origin of lustral

From the Latin word lūstrālis, dating back to 1525–35. See lustrum, -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lustral



of or relating to a ceremony of purification
taking place at intervals of five years; quinquennial

Word Origin for lustral

C16: from Latin lūstrālis adj from lustrum

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Word Origin and History for lustral



"pertaining to purification," 1530s, from Latin lustralis, from lustrum (see lustrum). Hence, also, "every five years" (1781).

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