from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to a cantor or precentor: as, a cantoral staff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or belonging to a cantor.
  • adjective the official staff or baton of a cantor or precentor, with which time is marked for the singers.

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  • adjective Of or belonging to a cantor.


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cantor +‎ -al?


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  • Among the pilgrims who came to Chartres history mentions St. Louis who, in order to reach there, travelled seven leagues on foot; Philip the Fair; Charles the Fair; Philip of Valois; John the Good who went there three times and left his pilgrim's staff, which has become the bâton cantoral of the Chapter; Charles V (of France) who went thither twice barefooted; Louis XI; Henry III who made eighteen pilgrimages;

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • "In France, some chapters retain traces of the dignity of Precentor, and one may see sometimes an archdeacon, sometimes a titular or honorary canon, carrying the baton cantoral, the insignia of his office" (Migne, "Dict. de Droit Canon", s.v. Chantre).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • "We will have a little cantoral music, a little opera, some Yiddish theater."

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