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-ory

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English

Etymology

From Middle English -orie (from Latin adjective suffix -ōrius)[1].

Suffix

-ory

  1. of or pertaining to; adjective suffix appended to various words, often nouns, 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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References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1
    • -ory” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

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