- pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation.
- a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian.
Origin of salutatory
Examples from the Web for salutatory
Salutatory Phrase—The words forming a salutation, or greeting.
After the salutatory phrase at the beginning of a letter, when informal.
His first words were no worse than salutatory and tentative.Strictly Business
It was Freneau's salutatory at the beginning of his new career in Philadelphia.The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume III (of III)
The warmest praise came from the poets,—the "high, impassioned few" of her "Salutatory."Julia Ward Howe
Laura E. Richards
- of, relating to, or resembling a salutation
Word Origin and History for salutatory
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.