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piscatory

[pis-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈpɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing:
a piscatory treaty.
2.
devoted to or dependent upon fishing:
a piscatory people; piscatory birds.
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[pis-kuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌpɪs kəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin piscātōrius, equivalent to piscā() to fish (see piscator) + -tōrius -tory1
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  • No trace of piscatory or lower forms of aquatic life was in all that time seen in these waters.
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piscatorial

/ˌpɪskəˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to fish, fishing, or fishermen
2.
devoted to fishing
Derived Forms
piscatorially, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin piscātōrius, from piscātor fisherman
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Word Origin and History for piscatory
adj.

1630s, from Latin piscatorius "of fishermen," from piscator "fisherman," from piscari "to fish," from pisces "a fish" (see fish (n.)).

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