- precautionary principle,
Origin of precatory
Examples from the Web for precatory
The original form of absolution was “precatory rather than declaratory” (Plummer).Studies in the Epistle of James|A. T. Robertson
For this reason, recommendatory or precatory words used in a bequest are frequently treated as an express direction.
Many of the examples quoted by Roman controversialists are not precatory at all, but simply declarative.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Still this sense has pleased the editors, and they have made "of goodnesse" a precatory and interjectional expression.
The primitive forms of absolution, when confession was made to a priest, were precatory rather than declaratory.The Expositor's Bible:|Alfred Plummer
Word Origin for precatory
1630s, from Late Latin precatorius "pertaining to petitioning," from precatorem "one who prays," agent noun from precari "to pray" (see pray).