noun pro·tec·to·ry \-ˈtek-t(ə-)rē\
plural pro·tec·to·ries

Definition of PROTECTORY

:  an institution for the protection and care of usually homeless or delinquent children

First Known Use of PROTECTORY


Rhymes with PROTECTORY


Next Word in the Dictionary: protectressPrevious Word in the Dictionary: protectorianAll Words Near: protectory
July 27, 2015
yaw Hear it
to move off course or to alternate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears