salutatory

1 of 2

adjective

sa·​lu·​ta·​to·​ry sə-ˈlü-tə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce salutatory (audio)
: of or relating to a salutation : expressing or containing a welcome or greeting

salutatory

2 of 2

noun

plural salutatories
: an address or statement of welcome or greeting

Examples of salutatory in a Sentence

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Adjective
That will have a salutatory effect on inflation. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1702, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salutatory was in 1702

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“Salutatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salutatory. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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salutatory

1 of 2 adjective
sa·​lu·​ta·​to·​ry sə-ˈlüt-ə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce salutatory (audio)
-ˌtȯr-
: expressing salutations or welcome

salutatory

2 of 2 noun
plural salutatories
: a salutatory address

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