an abstract-noun suffix of action, result, and instrument, occurring in loanwords from French and Latin: pressure; legislature.
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Origin of -ure
< French -ure < Latin -ūra
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British Dictionary definitions for -ure
suffix forming nouns
indicating act, process, or resultseizure
indicating function or officelegislature; prefecture
Word Origin for -ure
from French, from Latin -ūra
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