Precatory Definition

-tĭv
adjective
Of, having the nature of, or expressing entreaty.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law

(law) Expressing a wish but not creating any legal obligation or duty.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
precative

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

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