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visitatorial

[viz-i-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an official visitor or official visitation.
  2. having the power of visitation.

Origin of visitatorial

1680–90; < Medieval Latin vīsitātōri(us) (see visitation, -tory1) + -al1
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Historical Examples

  • Elaborate arrangements for the custody of the seal are therefore common in visitatorial injunctions.

    Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535

    Eileen Edna Power

  • The Visitatorial duties and powers of the Royal Institution should be more clearly defined.

  • The Governors resented, too, the visitatorial power of the Royal Institution.

  • The document then goes on to regulate the visitatorial powers of the Bishop, which are taken for granted.

  • The Queen, however, still had over the Church a visitatorial power of vast and undefined extent.


British Dictionary definitions for visitatorial

visitatorial

visitorial

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or for an official visitation or visitor
  2. empowered to make official visitations
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