Cloistral
Cloistral Clois"tral, a. Of, pertaining to, or confined in, a cloister; recluse. [Written also {cloisteral}.] [1913 Webster]

Best become a cloistral exercise. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]


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  • cloistral — /ˈklɔɪstrəl/ (say kloystruhl) adjective 1. of, relating to, or living in a cloister. 2. cloister like: a cloistral house …   Australian English dictionary

  • cloistral — cloister ► NOUN 1) a covered, and typically colonnaded, passage round an open court in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral. 2) (the cloister) the secluded life of a monk or nun. ► VERB ▪ seclude or shut up in a convent or monastery.… …   English terms dictionary

  • cloistral — adjective Date: 1605 of, relating to, or suggestive of a cloister …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cloistral — /kloy streuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister. 2. cloisterlike. [1595 1605; CLOIST(E)R + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cloistral — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister. b) Sheltered from the world; monastic …   Wiktionary

  • cloistral — clois·tral || klɔːstrÉ™l adj. of or pertaining to a cloister …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cloistral — clois·tral …   English syllables

  • cloistral — clois•tral [[t]ˈklɔɪ strəl[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister 2) resembling a cloister; cloisterlike • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • cloistral — adjective of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows • Syn: ↑cloistered, ↑conventual, ↑monastic, ↑monastical • Similar to: ↑unworldly • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloisteral — Cloistral Clois tral, a. Of, pertaining to, or confined in, a cloister; recluse. [Written also {cloisteral}.] [1913 Webster] Best become a cloistral exercise. Daniel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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