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[ded-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. of or relating to dedication; serving as a dedication.
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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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Related Words for dedicatory

celebratory, remembering, memorial, monumental, celebrative, commemoratory, dedicatory, observing

Examples from the Web for dedicatory

Historical Examples of dedicatory

  • He also sent her his Essai with a dedicatory letter in 1761.

    Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2)

    Edward Gibbon

  • The Preface to his book was a dedicatory letter to Miss Nightingale.

  • Some of the dedicatory inscriptions preserve for us the pathos of the gift.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

  • President Woodruff offered the dedicatory prayer at the first meeting.

    Wilford Woodruff

    Matthias F. Cowley

  • After this a dedicatory prayer was offered by President Young.

    Wilford Woodruff

    Matthias F. Cowley