noun, plural sa·lu·ta·to·ries.
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After the salutatory phrase at the beginning of a letter, when informal.
Salutatory Phrase—The words forming a salutation, or greeting.
His first words were no worse than salutatory and tentative.Strictly Business
It was Freneau's salutatory at the beginning of his new career in Philadelphia.The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume III (of III)
The warmest praise came from the poets,—the "high, impassioned few" of her "Salutatory."Julia Ward Howe
Laura E. Richards
1690s, "pertaining to a salutation," from Latin salutatorius "pertaining to visiting or greeting," from salut-, past participle stem of salutare "to greet" (see salute (v.)). From 1702 in reference to an address which welcomes those attending commencement exercises.