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edificatory

[ih-dif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ed-uh-fi-key-tuh-ree]
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  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • No edificatory remarks are inserted, no reflections, only deeds and striking sayings.

    Sources of the Synoptic Gospels

    Carl S. Patton