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Of or relating to an author.

[From Latin auctor, author; see author.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to an author
[C19: from Latin auctor author]
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(ɔkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˈaʊk-)

of, by, or pertaining to an author: auctorial rights.
[1815–25; < Latin auctor author + -ial]
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Adj.1.auctorial - of or by or typical of an authorauctorial - of or by or typical of an author; "authorial comments"; "auctorial flights of imagination"
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