-ory

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aff. an adjective-forming suffix, joined to bases of Latin origin in imitation of borrowed Latin words containing the suffix -tory I (and its alternant -sory):
excretory; sensory; statutory[/ex]
Etymology: ME -orie < AF; OF -oire < L -ōrius, extracted from -tōrius -tory I; see -or II II
-ory
aff. a suffix forming nouns denoting places or receptacles, joined to bases of Latin origin in imitation of borrowed Latin words containing the suffix -tory II (and its alternant -sory):
crematory[/ex]
Etymology: ME -orie < AF; OF -oire < L -ōrium, extracted from -tōrium -tory II; see -ory I, -or II

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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