- serving to recommend; recommending.
- serving as or being a recommendation.
Origin of recommendatory
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Examples from the Web for recommendatory
Does he come under the recommendatory 'firman' of any dear friend or acquaintance?The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
He was to consider his instructions as recommendatory, not as peremptory.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.
Benson J. Lossing
Congress had powers which were only recommendatory, and its recommendations were ignored by the local legislatures.John Marshall and the Constitution
Edward S. Corwin
The giving of recommendatory letters is a subject of considerable practical interest.
When Addison published "Cato" in 1713, Young had the honour of prefixing to it a recommendatory copy of verses.Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others
- intended to or serving to recommend
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