Claustral

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Claustral Cloistral.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • claustral Relating to a cloister; cloistral.
    • claustral Resembling a religious house in its seclusion; cloister-like; secluded.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Claustral klaws′tral cloistral, secluded, pertaining to a claustrum
    • adjs Claustral pertaining or confined to a cloister: secluded
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. LL. claustralis, fr. L. claustrum,. See Cloister
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cloistre (A.S. clauster)—L. claustrumclaudĕre, clausum, to shut.

Usage

In literature:

When they did speak to me it was with their lips hardly moving, in a claustral, clear whisper.
"Notes on Life and Letters" by Joseph Conrad
Each day is a festival unto them, who diligently heed the claustral proverb, De missa ad mensam.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The new abbess of Fontevrault, caring less now for claustral seclusion, equipped her new residence in very sumptuous style.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Each day is a festival unto them, who diligently heed the claustral proverb, De missa ad mensam.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
I had by this time a suspicion that the Griffin was a claustral thing and a mystery not to be blurted out.
"Hills and the Sea" by H. Belloc
C'est un moyen sur de se faire promptement a la vie claustrale et meme d'en jouir.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
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