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1-ory

noun suffix

: a place for

Full Definition of -ORY

1
:  place of or for <observatory>
2
:  something that serves for <crematory>

Origin of -ORY

Latin -orium, from neuter of -orius, adjective suffix

2-ory

adjective suffix

: of, relating to, or doing

Full Definition of -ORY

1
:  of, relating to, or characterized by <gustatory>
2
:  serving for, producing, or maintaining <justificatory>

Origin of -ORY

Middle English -orie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin -orius

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