placatory

[pley-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, plak-uh-]
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Origin of placatory

From the Late Latin word plācātōrius, dating back to 1630–40. See placate1, -tory1
Related formsun·pla·ca·to·ry, adjective
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placatory

less commonly placative (pləˈkeɪtɪv, ˈplækətɪv)

adjective
  1. placating or intended to placate
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Word Origin and History for placatory
adj.

1630s, from Latin placatorius "pertaining to appeasing," from placat-, past participle stem of placare "to appease" (see placate).

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