edificatory

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Edificatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edificatory. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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