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 (kloi′strəl) also claus·tral (klô′strəl)
1. Of, relating to, or suggesting a cloister; secluded.
2. Living in a cloister.


(ˈklɔɪstrəl) or


(Ecclesiastical Terms) of, like, or characteristic of a cloister


(ˈklɔɪ strəl)

1. of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister.
2. resembling a cloister; cloisterlike.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cloistral - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vowscloistral - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
References in classic literature ?
The lane was a very cloistral one, with a ribbon of gravelly road, bordered on each side with a rich margin of turf and a scramble of blackberry bushes, green turf banks and dwarf oak-trees making a rich and plenteous shade.
Himself alone Could thus have dared the grave to agitate And claim, among the dead, this awful crown; Nor doubt that He marked also for his own Close to these cloistral steps a burial-place, That every foot might fall with heavier tread, Trampling upon his vileness.
In her three cloistral works Tarabotti drew on the Commedia as a canonical authority, through quotation and literary allusion, to shape her authorial personae and create her own position of authority to write.
In addition, although a relatively standard plan for the religious house might be expected, with a church to the north of a range of cloistral buildings, friaries were adapted to suit urban topography.