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[kuhs-choo-muh l] /ˈkʌs tʃʊ məl/
a customary.
Origin of custumal
late Middle English
1375-1425; 1560-70 for current sense; late Middle English (as adj.) < Medieval Latin custumālis, a Latinization of Old French costumel customary, usual, equivalent to costume custom + -el -al1 Unabridged
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  • In giving help he should be a father, says one custumal; in giving instruction, he should speak as a teacher.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • According to the custumal of one great English abbey, the kitchener was to be almost a paragon of virtue.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • The custumal of Kent of the thirteenth century is the authority.

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault
  • The almoner, says one custumal, should remember that from his office might be derived great spiritual gain.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • custumal of Bleadon, 257: 'Invenit fabrum pro ferdello domino et toti villae.'

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
British Dictionary definitions for custumal


noun, adjective
another word for customary (sense 2), customary (sense 3)
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin custumālis relating to custom
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