from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Expressing a wish.
  • adj. Expressing a wish but not creating any legal obligation or duty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to prayer; being in the form of a prayer or supplication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressing entreaty or supplication


Late Latin precātōrius, from Latin precārī, to entreat; see precarious.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin precatorius, from Latin precari to pray. (Wiktionary)



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