dietary

[dahy-i-ter-ee]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to diet: a dietary cure.
noun, plural dietaries.
2.
a regulated allowance of food.
3.
Obsolete. a system or course of diet.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English dietarie system of diet. See diet1, -ary

dietarily, adverb
predietary, adjective
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dietary (ˈdaɪətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a diet
 
n , -taries
2.  a regulated diet
3.  a system of dieting

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dietary
1610s, from L. diaetarius, from diaeta (see diet (1)).
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dietary di·e·tar·y (dī'ĭ-těr'ē)
adj.
Of or relating to diet.

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Example sentences
His level elaborate teeth suggest a largely vegetarian dietary.
We can not afford, in the strictest view of dietary responsibility, to quarrel
  with them for it.
What wine tasting taught me about the dietary preferences of deer.
One would have to be an ideologue of the highest order to hear that as a
  question about dietary choice.
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