-ory[ôr′ē, ōr′ē, ər ē]
-ory definition by Webster's New World
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
-ory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.