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salutatory

[ suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ səˈlu təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation.
noun, plural sa·lu·ta·to·ries.
a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian.
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Origin of salutatory

1635–45; <Medieval Latin salūtātōrius, equivalent to Latin salūtā(re) to salute + -tōrius-tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM salutatory

sa·lu·ta·to·ri·ly, adverbun·sa·lu·ta·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for salutatory

salutatory
/ (səˈluːtətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a salutation

Derived forms of salutatory

salutatorily, adverb
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