Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an author.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to an author.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an author (especially a specified author)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or by or typical of an author

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin auctor, author; see author.]

Examples

  • The relaunching of authors under new names is still done, and sometimes writers can be open about it and sometimes publishers ask them to keep it quiet so that the chain bookstores will not order according to the numbers posted by their “old” auctorial names.

    kateelliott: Pseudonymity

  • Becoming an auctorial construct in some ways is becoming a fictional character.

    life was easy when it was boring

  • (I also don't rescue them from their bad decisions: if they screw up, the auctorial angel is not going to rescue them.)

    i smoke my friends down to the filter

  • The relaunching of authors under new names is still done, and sometimes writers can be open about it and sometimes publishers ask them to keep it quiet so that the chain bookstores will not order according to the numbers posted by their “old” auctorial names.

    Pseudonymity

  • Tens of thousands of other works languish in anonymity or auctorial obscurity.

    Shakespeare Controversies

  • Because if there is -- if there's one particle of justice in there anywhere -- it's probably due to auctorial oversight.

    Criminal Minds 4x22 and 4x23

  • It amuses the heck out of me, how much it annoys me when I can detect my own auctorial voice heavily present in a sentence or a paragraph.

    there will always be a faster gun, but there'll never be another one like you.

  • However, it's a list of auctorial tricks that have annoyed me recently, and made me want to stop reading something I might otherwise have enjoyed.

    with the thoughts you'd be thinkin' you could be another Lincoln

  • Tens of thousands of other works languish in anonymity or auctorial obscurity.

    Stromata Blog:

  • But then on the other hand that's one of my favorite auctorial tricks, so maybe I will just proclaim it a feature and carry on.

    wore me down like a road

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