PreativePre"a*tive\, Preatory \Pre"a*to*ry\, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See Precarious.] Suppliant; beseeching. --Bp. Hopkins. Precatory words (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish, or expectation, employed in wills, as distinguished from express directions; -- in some cases creating a trust. --Jarman.