Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to or involved in hunting or the chase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Or or pertaining to hunting; venatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the chase; pertaining to hunting; venatic.

Etymologies

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From Latin vēnātōrius ("of or pertaining to a hunter or the chase"), from vēnātor ("hunter"), from vēnor ("hunt, chase").

Examples

  • Moreover, to mark the characteristic feature of the new conception of science there is the manual activity that accompanies the role of science as a “hunter,” its “venatorial” function, to use a term dear to the language of Bacon's day.

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  • Her main personal experience was in the social class which is primitively venatorial still, canine under its polish.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 1

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