Definition of -ory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of -ory (Entry 2 of 2)

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

History and Etymology for -ory

Noun suffix

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

Adjective suffix

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

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“-ory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ory. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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-ory

noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -ory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a place for

-ory

adjective suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -ory (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or doing

-ory

noun suffix
plural -ories

Kids Definition of -ory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: place of or for observatory

-ory

adjective suffix

Kids Definition of -ory (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or associated with sensory

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