[kuh n-sol-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


giving comfort; consoling.

Origin of consolatory

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin consōlātōrius, equivalent to consōlā(re) (see console1) + -tōrius -tory1
Related formscon·sol·a·to·ri·ly, adverbcon·sol·a·to·ri·ness, nounun·con·sol·a·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for consolatory

early 15c., from Latin consolatorius, from consolator, agent noun from consolari (see console (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper