Definition of visitorial in US English:

visitorial

adjective

  • Relating to an official visitor or visitation.

    ‘visitorial jurisdiction’
    • ‘Does that enliven the visitorial jurisdiction we have, or what do we do with it?’
    • ‘To return to the question of the visitorial jurisdiction, may we add this as a factor which makes this an ideal case factually to examine those matters which till now remain, in our submission, dicta in this Court.’
    • ‘The profession has to understand that the times that we will exercise what we call the visitorial jurisdiction are becoming less and less.’
    • ‘Maybe it is a case for what I call our visitorial jurisdiction.’
    • ‘This is because the authority and exclusivity of such visitorial jurisdiction arises from the rights of the founder, normally the Crown, to make exhaustive provision for the internal regulation of its corporate bodies.’

Pronunciation

visitorial

/ˌvizəˈtôrēəl/