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  1. variant of -al1: grallatorial.
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Origin of -ial

extracted from L loanwords in which -ālis -al1 is joined to stems ending in i; cf. filial, imperial1
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British Dictionary definitions for -ial


suffix forming adjectives
  1. of; relating to; connected withmanagerial
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Word Origin for -ial

from Latin -iālis, adj suffix; compare -al 1
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Word Origin and History for -ial

variant of -al (1).

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