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auctorial

[awk-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, ouk-] /ɔkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˈaʊk-/
adjective
1.
of, by, or pertaining to an author:
auctorial changes made in the manuscript margin; auctorial rights.
Origin of auctorial
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin auctor author + -ial
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  • The auctorial report (which, by the way, is full of common sense) envisages immense changes in the book market.

    Books and Persons Arnold Bennett
  • Last of all, auctorial pride in the young mans width of shoulder, blended with soft recollections of the time he dandled him.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for auctorial

auctorial

/ɔːkˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an author
Word Origin
C19: from Latin auctorauthor
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