of, having the nature of, or expressing entreaty
Origin of precatoryLate Latin precatorius from Classical Latin precari, to pray
Relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication.
Origin of precatoryLate Latin precātōrius from Latin precārī to entreat ; see precarious .
(comparative more precatory, superlative most precatory)
precatory - Legal Definition
Expressing a desire for, requesting, or advising action, but usually in a nonbinding way, such as, “it is my desire and wish to . . . .” Precatory words are often used in wills and similar documents.