Simple Definition of salutary
: having a good or helpful result especially after something unpleasant has happened
Examples of salutary in a sentence
The accident should be a salutary lesson to be more careful.
<the low interest rates should have a salutary effect on business>
Origin and Etymology of salutary
Middle French salutaire, from Latin salutaris, from salut-, salus health
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of salutary
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