Speculatory
Speculatory Spec"u*la*to*ry (sp[e^]k"[-u]*l[.a]*t[-o]*r[y^]), a. [L. speculatorius belonging to spies or scouts.] 1. Intended or adapted for viewing or espying; having oversight. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

2. Exercising speculation; speculative. --T. Carew. [1913 Webster]


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