dedicatory

[ ded-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɛd ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of or relating to dedication; serving as a dedication.

Nearby words

  1. dedicate,
  2. dedicated,
  3. dedicatee,
  4. dedication,
  5. dedicative,
  6. dedifferentiate,
  7. dedifferentiation,
  8. dedolomitization,
  9. dedolomitize,
  10. deduce

Also ded·i·ca·tive [ded-i-key-tiv] /ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪ tɪv/.

Origin of dedicatory

First recorded in 1555–65; dedicate + -ory1

Related formsded·i·ca·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·ded·i·ca·tive, adjectivenon·ded·i·ca·to·ry, adjective

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