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reportorial

[rep-er-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, ree-pawr-, -pohr-, -per-] /ˌrɛp ərˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌri pɔr-, -poʊr-, -pər-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a reporter.
2.
of, noting, or characteristic of a report:
His lecture was more reportorial than analytical.
Origin of reportorial
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; report(er) + -orial, by analogy with pairs such as tutor, tutorial
Related forms
reportorially, adverb
unreportorial, adjective
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  • Curious ideas regarding insanity are common, and are apparently fostered by the reportorial writers of the daily papers.

  • Of course, I did not care to develop his reportorial instinct after this display.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • This at once let loose upon them those vials of reportorial wrath which, up to that time, they had been fortunate in escaping.

  • The word which had awakened the reportorial sense in him was "counterfeit."

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • Aside from reportorial talent, Pinckney had a taste for detective work.

    The Mark of Cain Carolyn Wells
  • After all, in spite of Peter's ignorance of babies he did have a reportorial eye.

    The Boy Grew Older Heywood Broun
  • Fortunately this was all reportorial work, and the services of Mr. Breeze were not required.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
  • His is essentially the critical rather than the reportorial mind.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for reportorial

reportorial

/ˌrɛpɔːˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
(mainly US) of or relating to a newspaper reporter
Derived Forms
reportorially, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from reporter, influenced by editorial
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Word Origin and History for reportorial
adj.

irregular formation, 1852, American English, from Latinized form of reporter + -ial.

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