mensural

[men-sher-uh l, -ser-]

Origin of mensural

1600–10; < Late Latin mēnsūrālis, equivalent to Latin mēnsūr(a) measure + -ālis -al1
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mensural

adjective
  1. of or involving measure
  2. music of or relating to music in which notes have fixed values in relation to each other

Word Origin for mensural

C17: from Late Latin mēnsūrālis, from mēnsūra measure
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Word Origin and History for mensural
adj.

"pertaining to measure, measurable," c.1600, from Medieval Latin mensuralis, from Latin mensura "a measuring, measurement" (see measure (v.)).

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