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locutory

[lok-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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noun, plural loc·u·to·ries.
  1. locutorium.

Origin of locutory

1475–85; < Medieval Latin locūtōrium, equivalent to locū-, base of loquī to speak + -tōrium -tory2
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Examples from the Web for locutory

Historical Examples

  • He made also the tablet for the locutory in the chapel of St. Anne, towards the west.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

    Frederick Somner Merryweather

  • The large infirmary no longer receiveth the sick; in the locutory sitteth no more the guest.

    The Lancashire Witches

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • A door in the last bay leads to the Choir School; this was formerly the Locutory, where the monks indulged in their daily gossip.


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