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mensal1

[men-suh l] /ˈmɛn səl/
adjective
1.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin mēns(is) month + -al1

mensal2

[men-suh l] /ˈmɛn səl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or used at the table.
2.
Roman Catholic Church. (of a benefice, church, etc.) set aside for the maintenance of a priest or bishop, especially for board.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin mēnsālis of, pertaining to a table. See mensa, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for mensal

mensal1

/ˈmɛnsəl/
adjective
1.
(rare) monthly
Word Origin
C15: from Latin mensis month

mensal2

/ˈmɛnsəl/
adjective
1.
(rare) relating to or used at the table
Word Origin
C15: from Latin mensālis, from mensa table
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Word Origin and History for mensal
adj.

"monthly," 1860, from Latin mensis "month" (see moon (n.)) + -al (1).

"pertaining to or used at a table," mid-15c., from Late Latin mensalis, from Latin mensa "table" (see mesa).

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