Precatory meaning

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Relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication.
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Of, having the nature of, or expressing entreaty.
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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.
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Expressing a wish.
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(law) Expressing a wish but not creating any legal obligation or duty.
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Origin of precatory

  • Late Latin precātōrius from Latin precārī to entreat precarious
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Late Latin precatorius, from Latin precari to pray.
    From Wiktionary