-ory

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English

Etymology

From Middle English -orie, from Latin adjective suffix -tōrius.[1]

Suffix

-ory

  1. of or pertaining to; adjective suffix appended to various words, often nouns but also verbs, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also[1]
    excrete and excretory, sense and sensory, statute and statutory.

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Derived terms

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1
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