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salvatory

noun

Definition of salvatory

plural -es
obsolete
: a box or receptacle for ointment

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Origin and Etymology of salvatory

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


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salvatory

adjective sal·va·to·ry \ ˈsalvəˌtōrē \

Definition of salvatory

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

Origin and Etymology of salvatory

salvation + -ory


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