- of or relating to diet: a dietary cure.
- a regulated allowance of food.
- Obsolete. a system or course of diet.
Origin of dietary
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- of or relating to a diet
- a regulated diet
- a system of dieting
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1610s, from Medieval Latin dietarius, from Latin diaetarius, from diaeta (see diet (n.1)).
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- Of or relating to diet.
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