dimissorial

noun
dim·​is·​so·​ri·​al | \ ¦dimə¦sōrēəl, -sȯr- \
plural -s

Definition of dimissorial

: a letter from a pope, bishop, abbot, or other high ecclesiastical official authorizing the ordination of the bearer

called also dimissory letter

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History and Etymology for dimissorial

New Latin dimissorialis dimissory and commendatory, from Medieval Latin dimissorius dimissory and commendatory + Latin -alis -al

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“Dimissorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimissorial. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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