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

called also dimissory letter

Word History


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 25 Apr. 2024.

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