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passional

[pash-uh-nl] /ˈpæʃ ə nl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or marked by passion.
2.
caused or accompanied by passion:
a passional crime.
noun
3.
a book containing descriptions of the sufferings of saints and martyrs, for reading on their festivals.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin passiōnālis, equivalent to Late Latin passiōn- passion + Latin -ālis -al1; (noun) < Medieval Latin passiōnāle, noun use of neuter of passiōnālis
Related forms
transpassional, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for passional

passional

/ˈpæʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or due to passion or the passions
noun
2.
a book recounting the sufferings of Christian martyrs or saints
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