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salutatory

[ suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation.


noun

, plural sa·lu·ta·to·ries.
  1. a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian.

salutatory

/ -trɪ; səˈluːtətərɪ /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a salutation


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Derived Forms

  • saˈlutatorily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • sa·luta·tori·ly adverb
  • unsa·luta·tory adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of salutatory1

1635–45; < Medieval Latin salūtātōrius, equivalent to Latin salūtā ( re ) to salute + -tōrius -tory 1
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Example Sentences

From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutatory purpose.

The worthy man bowed, bestowed a salutatory roll of his eyes on Mr. Stuyvesant, and stood deferentially waiting.

The salutatory of the Dial, dated 1840, stated the case against the national mugginess clearly.

However she received Gibson's salutatory remark she gave no hint of her feeling in the tone of her voice.

Just what was the decisive consideration, he reveals in his salutatory address in the Liberator.

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