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Of, relating to, or growing in uncultivated land or open fields.

[From Latin campester, of a field, from campus, field.]


of or relating to open fields or country
[C18: from Latin campester, from campus field]


(kæmˈpɛs trəl)

of or pertaining to fields or open country.
[1730–40; < Latin campestr(is) flat <campus field]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.campestral - of fields or open country; "living in campestral seclusion"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"


Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
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Yet in Eastern Europe there were no ghettos (until the Nazis created them as a prelude to the annihilation of world Jewry): here Jews mostly lived in campestral settings, surrounded by farmlands which they plowed, shoulder to shoulder with their fellow Christian peasants.
By emphasizing this campestral background, Gann portrays Ashley as a self-made composer largely free of musical hegemony.
The literary process relates to social life above all through its verbal aspect (Tynianov 185), and the shepherds' litanies of praises of female beauty and the grandiloquent verses interpolated in the novel suggest that they were more properly uttered in a palace than in a campestral setting.