manufactory

[man-yuh-fak-tuh-ree]

noun, plural man·u·fac·to·ries. Archaic.

a factory.

Origin of manufactory

1610–20; obsolete manufact handmade (< Late Latin manūfact(us); see manus, fact) + -ory2
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manufactory

noun plural -ries

an obsolete word for factory

Word Origin for manufactory

C17: from obsolete manufact; see manufacture
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