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[awk-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, ouk-]
  1. of, by, or pertaining to an author: auctorial changes made in the manuscript margin; auctorial rights.
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Origin of auctorial

1815–25; < Latin auctor author + -ial
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Examples from the Web for auctorial

Historical Examples of auctorial

  • 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


  1. of or relating to an author
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Word Origin for auctorial

C19: from Latin auctor author
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