mensal

1
[men-suh l]

Origin of mensal

1
1475–85; < Latin mēns(is) month + -al1

mensal

2
[men-suh l]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or used at the table.
  2. Roman Catholic Church. (of a benefice, church, etc.) set aside for the maintenance of a priest or bishop, especially for board.

Origin of mensal

2
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin mēnsālis of, pertaining to a table. See mensa, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for mensal

mensal

1
adjective
  1. rare monthly

Word Origin for mensal

C15: from Latin mensis month

mensal

2
adjective
  1. rare relating to or used at the table

Word Origin for mensal

C15: from Latin mensālis, from mensa table
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Word Origin and History for mensal
adj.1

"monthly," 1860, from Latin mensis "month" (see moon (n.)) + -al (1).

adj.2

"pertaining to or used at a table," mid-15c., from Late Latin mensalis, from Latin mensa "table" (see mesa).

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