from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bearing or containing ore: as, ory matters. Also spelled orey.
  • A termination of adjectives and nouns of Latin origin, as in auditory, preparatory, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • suffix An adjective suffix meaning of or pertaining to, serving for; as in auditory, pertaining to or serving for hearing; prohibitory, amendatory, etc.
  • suffix A noun suffix denoting that which pertains to, or serves for; as in ambulatory, that which serves for walking; consistory, factory, etc.


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