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protectory

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noun pro·tec·to·ry \-ˈtek-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of protectory

plural

protectories

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



1885

First Known Use of protectory

1885

Rhymes with protectory


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