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variant of -al1: gubernatorial.

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Origin of -ial

Extracted from Latin loanwords in which -ālis (adjective suffix) is joined to stems ending in i; see -al1. Cf. filial, imperial1

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British Dictionary definitions for -ial

-ial

suffix forming adjectives

of; relating to; connected withmanagerial

Word Origin for -ial

from Latin -iālis, adj suffix; compare -al 1
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