-tory

I
aff. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, orig. adjectival derivatives of agent nouns ending in
-tor (predatory); also forming adjectival derivatives directly from verbs (obligatory).
Etymology: < L -tōrius II
-tory
aff. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, usu. derivatives from agent nouns ending in -tor or directly from verbs, denoting a place or object appropriate for the activity of the verb:
dormitory; repository[/ex]
Etymology: < L -tōrium, n. use of neut. of -tōrius -tory I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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