noun dim·is·so·ri·al \¦dimə¦sōrēəl, -sȯr-\

Definition of dimissorial



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dimissorial

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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