edif·​i·​ca·​to·​ry | \ ə̇ˈdifəkəˌtōrē, ēˈdif-, edəf-; ˈedəfə̇ˌkātərē \

Definition of edificatory

: intended or suitable for edification a minister given to the writing of edificatory epistles to his congregation also : edifying the edificatory force of an oration

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History and Etymology for edificatory

Late Latin aedificatorius, from aedificatus (past participle of aedificare to edify) + Latin -orius -ory

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“Edificatory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edificatory. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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