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[viz-i-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
  1. of or relating to an official visitor or official visitation.
  2. having the power of visitation.
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Origin of visitatorial

1680–90; < Medieval Latin vīsitātōri(us) (see visitation, -tory1) + -al1
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Historical Examples of visitatorial

  • Elaborate arrangements for the custody of the seal are therefore common in visitatorial injunctions.

    Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535

    Eileen Edna Power

  • The Visitatorial duties and powers of the Royal Institution should be more clearly defined.

  • The Governors resented, too, the visitatorial power of the Royal Institution.

  • The document then goes on to regulate the visitatorial powers of the Bishop, which are taken for granted.

  • The Queen, however, still had over the Church a visitatorial power of vast and undefined extent.

British Dictionary definitions for visitatorial



  1. of, relating to, or for an official visitation or visitor
  2. empowered to make official visitations
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