- 1Relating to a cloister or religious house: claustral buildingsMore example sentences
- Most frequently it seems it was either the abbot's lodgings or, as at Lacock Abbey, some of the claustral buildings which were adapted.
- A claustral oblate candidate may be received into the novitiate by the abbot with the consent of the chapter.
- By the 1930s it was divided into two dwellings and the several tenants of the claustral buildings included firms of printers and mineral water manufacturers.
- 2 • literary Enveloping; confining: this claustral heatMore example sentences
- At once claustral and emancipating, these poems announce that the event of life is meaningless without the form we give to it.
late Middle English: from late Latin claustralis, from Latin claustrum 'lock, enclosed place' (see cloister).
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