salvatory

noun
plural -es

Definition of salvatory 

(Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete

: a box or receptacle for ointment

salvatory

adjective
sal·va·to·ry | \ ˈsalvəˌtōrē \

Definition of salvatory (Entry 2 of 2)

: conducive to salvation, saving, or safety the book … was vastly less significant or salvatory than the sanctified wafer —H. B. Alexander

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History and Etymology for salvatory

Noun

Medieval Latin salvatorium, any receptacle for keeping property safe, from Late Latin salvare to save, keep safe + Latin -orium -ory

Adjective

salvation + -ory

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