-ory definition

  • suffix:
    • Of, concerning, or characterized by: advisory.
    • A place or thing utilized for or related to: crematory.
    • An adjective suffix concept of or with respect to, offering for; such as auditory, pertaining to or providing for reading; prohibitory, amendatory, etc.
    • A noun suffix denoting that which pertains to, or serves for; as in ambulatory, that which acts for walking; consistory, factory, etc.
  • others:
    • Bearing or containing ore: since, ory issues. Also spelled orey.
    • A termination of adjectives and nouns of Latin source, as in auditory, preparatory, etc.

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