verb (used with object)
Origin of author
Examples from the Web for authorial
I think when you move from novel to TV script, you lose your authorial voice.
To her great credit, Sally was as adamant about my authorial freedom as Ben was, until last week.Jeff Himmelman: The Storm Over My Ben Bradlee Book, ‘Yours in Truth’|Jeff Himmelman|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It would seem as if the opening of his authorial vein in this book had freed him for a long time from bad blood.
Other forms of authorial homage are to be met with in the way of complimentary photographs, and oil or water-colour portraits.
I will now proceed with the self-imposed duty of recording my authorial performances.
For even at that early time in his authorial life, Pierre, however vain of his fame, was not at all proud of his paper.Pierre; or The Ambiguities|Herman Melville
However, that in my authorial fashion I have tried, let the following paper prove; written and published nearly thirty years ago.
British Dictionary definitions for authorial
Word Origin for author
Word Origin and History for authorial (1 of 3)
c.1300, autor "father," from Old French auctor, acteor "author, originator, creator, instigator (12c., Modern French auteur), from Latin auctorem (nominative auctor) "enlarger, founder, master, leader," literally "one who causes to grow," agent noun from auctus, past participle of augere "to increase" (see augment). Meaning "one who sets forth written statements" is from late 14c. The -t- changed to -th- 16c. on mistaken assumption of Greek origin.
...[W]riting means revealing onesself to excess .... This is why one can never be alone enough when one writes, why even night is not night enough. ... I have often thought that the best mode of life for me would be to sit in the innermost room of a spacious locked cellar with my writing things and a lamp. Food would be brought and always put down far away from my room, outside the cellar's outermost door. The walk to my food, in my dressing gown, through the vaulted cellars, would be my only exercise. I would then return to my table, eat slowly and with deliberation, then start writing again at once. And how I would write! From what depths I would drag it up! [Franz Kafka]
Word Origin and History for authorial (2 of 3)
1590s, from author (n.). Revived 1940s, chiefly U.S. Related: Authored; authoring.