edificatory

[ ih-dif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ed-uh-fi-key-tuh-ree ]
/ ɪˈdɪf ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɛd ə fɪˌkeɪ tə ri /

adjective

intended or serving to edify.

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Origin of edificatory

1640–50; <Late Latin aedificātōrius edifying, equivalent to aedificā(re) to edify + -tōrius-tory1

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