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tonsorial

[ ton-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr- ]
/ tɒnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr- /
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adjective

of or relating to a barber or barbering: the tonsorial shop.

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Origin of tonsorial

1805–15; <Latin tōnsōri(us) of shaving (tond(ēre) to shave + -tōrius-tory1, with dt>s) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for tonsorial

tonsorial
/ (tɒnˈsɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

often facetious of or relating to barbering or hairdressing
C19: from Latin tōnsōrius concerning shaving, from tondēre to shave
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