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-ure

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  1. 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

-ure

suffix forming nouns
  1. indicating act, process, or resultseizure
  2. indicating function or officelegislature; prefecture
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Word Origin

from French, from Latin -ūra
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Word Origin and History for -ure

suffix forming abstract nouns of action, from Old French -ure, from Latin -ura.

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