consolatory

[kuh n-sol-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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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
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Word Origin and History for consolatory
adj.

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

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