salutatory

adjective
sa·​lu·​ta·​to·​ry | \ sə-ˈlü-tə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce salutatory (audio) \

Definition of salutatory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a salutation : expressing or containing a welcome or greeting

salutatory

noun
plural salutatories

Definition of salutatory (Entry 2 of 2)

: an address or statement of welcome or greeting

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The valedictorian was Joseph Longo and Marissa Guzzo gave the salutatory address. Manon L. Mirabelli, Courant Community, "Suffield Celebrates Class Of 2018," 26 June 2018 Her salutatory address, which was a big YouTube hit, was delivered entirely in Latin. Matthew Vann, NBC News, "Dominican Sisters of Mary ‘bring Heaven’ to Earth through song," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of salutatory

Adjective

1702, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1779, in the meaning defined above

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