[luhs-truh l]
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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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lustral


  1. of or relating to a ceremony of purification
  2. 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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