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palmary

[pal-muh-ree, pahl-, pah-muh-] /ˈpæl mə ri, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mə-/
adjective
1.
having or deserving to have the palm of victory or success; praiseworthy:
a palmary achievement.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin palmārius of, deserving a palm. See palm2, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for palmary

palmary

/ˈpælmərɪ/
adjective
1.
(rare) worthy of praise
Word Origin
C17: from Latin palmārius relating to the palm of victory; see palm²
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