-ory[ôr′ē, ōr′ē, ər ē]
Origin: Middle English -orie from Old French -oire from Classical Latin -orius, -oria, -oriumof, having the nature of: sensory, valedictory
Origin: ME -orie < OFr -oire, -orie < L -oriuma place or thing for: crematory
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by: advisory.
- A place or thing used for or connected with: crematory.
Origin: Middle English -orie, from Old North French and Anglo-Norman, from Latin -ōrius, adj. suff., and -ōrium, n. suff.