gradatory definition

  • noun:
    • A series of actions from a cloister into a church.
    • a number of steps from a cloister into a church.
    • In eccles. arch., a series of actions from the cloisters into the church.
  • adjective:
    • Proceeding step-by-step, or by gradations; steady.
    • Suitable for walking; -- said of the limbs of an animal when adapted for walking on land.
    • taking place by degrees
  • others:
    • Proceeding step-by-step; gradual.
    • Suitable or adapted for development or forward motion: an epithet previously applied to the extremities of a quadruped which arc equal or nearly so, and modified for ordinary progression on dry land.

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