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lus·tral

 (lŭs′trəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or used in a rite of purification.

[Latin lūstrālis, from lūstrum, purification; see luster.]

lustral

(ˈlʌstrəl)
adj
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to a ceremony of purification
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to a ceremony of purification
3. taking place at intervals of five years; quinquennial
[C16: from Latin lūstrālis adj from lustrum]

lus•tral

(ˈlʌs trəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or employed in the lustrum.
2. occurring every five years; quinquennial.
[1525–35; < Latin]
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lustral

adjective
Serving to purify of sin:
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Its throat is cut and the blood runs on to the knife, whose reflection the animal may already have seen in the lustral water.
63) Era tambem um "sangue lustral, purificador" que lavava a macula do insulto: "E somente com sangue que se lava um tal ultraje" diz Corneille atraves de seu personagem Don Diegue em Le Cid (I, 5).
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The river is therefore a lustral source, water of purification that sparkles by day and by night (La Lezarde 113).
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Although not deep enough for full immersion, water could have been poured over the worshippers, and the excavator has suggested that this was a lustral chamber in which worshippers would have had a preliminary bath before undergoing incubation.