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mensal

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[ men-suhl ]
/ ˈmɛn səl /
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adjective

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Origin of mensal

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1475–85; <Latin mēns(is) month + -al1

Definition for mensal (2 of 2)

mensal2
[ men-suhl ]
/ ˈmɛn səl /

adjective

of, relating to, or used at the table.
Roman Catholic Church. (of a benefice, church, etc.) set aside for the maintenance of a priest or bishop, especially for board.

Origin of mensal

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1400–50; late Middle English <Latin mēnsālis of, pertaining to a table. See mensa, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for mensal (1 of 2)

mensal1
/ (ˈmɛnsəl) /

adjective

rare monthly
C15: from Latin mensis month

British Dictionary definitions for mensal (2 of 2)

mensal2
/ (ˈmɛnsəl) /

adjective

rare relating to or used at the table
C15: from Latin mensālis, from mensa table
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