precative

precatory

[prek-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or expressing entreaty or supplication: precatory overtures.
Also, precative [prek-uh-tiv] .


Origin:
1630–40; < Late Latin precātōrius, equivalent to Latin precā() to pray, entreat + -tōrius -tory1

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precatory (ˈprɛkətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
rare Also: precative of, involving, or expressing entreaty; supplicatory
 
[C17: from Late Latin precātōrius relating to petitions, from Latin precārī to beg, pray]

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