gradatory

noun
grada·​to·​ry | \ ˈgrādəˌtōrē, ˈgrad- \
plural -es

Definition of gradatory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a series of steps especially from a cloister into a church

gradatory

adjective
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Definition of gradatory (Entry 2 of 2)

: progressing or advancing by gradations : arranged in a gradational series

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History and Etymology for gradatory

Noun

probably modification of Medieval Latin gradatarium stairway, from gradatus + -arium -ary

Adjective

gradation + -ory

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“Gradatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gradatory. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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