-atory

adjective suffix -a·to·ry \əˌtōrē, -tȯr-, -ri; especially British ətəri or ə‧tri or sometimes when an unstressed syllable precedes ¦ātəri or ¦ā‧tri\

Definition of -atory

  1. :  of, belonging to, or connected with perspiratory :  serving or tending to amendatory

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Origin and Etymology of -atory

Middle English, from Latin -atorius, from -atus -ate + -orius -ory


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