from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an official visitor or visit.
- adj. Having the right or power of visitation.
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- adj. visitorial
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to visitation, or a judicial visitor or superintendent; visitorial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or pertaining to a judicial visitor or visitation: as, visitatorial power; hence, pertaining to any authorized inspector or examination: as, a health officer's visitatorial work or authority. Also visitorial.
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As a creature of the State, for example, corporations traditionally lack 4th-amendment rights to be free of unlawful search, due to the rather expansive visitatorial powers of their constitutor, which have been upheld.
“Much more danger of arbitrary action has arisen” under administrators, he warned, “than exercise of the visitatorial jurisdiction by the courts could possibly carry with it.”
As 'Supreme Head of the Church' Henry VIII. renewed the visitatorial authority of the
Other clauses in the amendment provided that all Statutes and Rules of the College could be approved by the Governor-General at his discretion without transmission to England; and that the visitatorial power be transferred from the Royal Institution and vested in the
Institution determined to exercise their visitatorial power and to make an investigation.
The Governors resented, too, the visitatorial power of the Royal Institution.
Regulation XVII of 1827 gave to the collector a visitatorial power enabling him to enforce an honest and proper administration of religious endowments.
The visitation opened apparently in the summer of 1535, although the visitatorial powers of the bishops were not suspended until the eighteenth of the following September.
Wolsey had used his legatine authority to extort money from monasteries as the price of their immunity from his visitatorial powers.
This is called by Mr. Shirley the "Parsons view," from the fact that it was largely drawn from an argument made by Chief Justice Parsons in regard to visitatorial powers at