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salutatory

[suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /səˈlu təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation.
noun, plural salutatories.
2.
a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin salūtātōrius, equivalent to Latin salūtā(re) to salute + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
salutatorily, adverb
unsalutatory, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un salutatory

salutatory

/səˈluːtətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a salutation
Derived Forms
salutatorily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un salutatory

salutatory

adj.

1690s, "pertaining to a salutation," from Latin salutatorius "pertaining to visiting or greeting," from salut-, past participle stem of salutare "to greet" (see salute (v.)). From 1702 in reference to an address which welcomes those attending commencement exercises.

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