Consolatory Con*sol"a*to*ry, a. [L. consolatorius.] Of a consoling or comforting nature. [1913 Webster]

The punishment of tyrants is a noble and awful act of justice; and it has with truth been said to be consolatory to the human mind. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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  • Consolatory — Con*sol a*to*ry, n. That which consoles; a speech or writing intended for consolation. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consolatory — index palliative (abating) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • consolatory — early 15c., from L. consolatorius, from consolator, agent noun from consolari (see CONSOLE (Cf. console) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • consolatory — [kən säl′ə tôr΄ē, kənsōl′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [ME consolatorie < L consolatorius < pp. of consolari] consoling or tending to console; comforting …   English World dictionary

  • consolatory — consolation ► NOUN 1) comfort received after a loss or disappointment. 2) a source of such comfort. DERIVATIVES consolatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • consolatory — adjective see consolation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consolatory — consolatorily, adv. consolatoriness, n. /keuhn sol euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. giving comfort; consoling. [1400 50; late ME < L consolatorius, equiv. to consola(re) (see CONSOLE) + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • consolatory — adjective /ˈkɒn.sɒl.æt.ri,kən.sɒl.ət.ri/ Which consoles …   Wiktionary

  • consolatory — con|sol|a|to|ry [kənˈsɔlətəri, ˈsəulə US ˈsouləto:ri, ˈsa: ] adj formal intended to make someone feel better …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • consolatory — adj. comforting, providing solace; encouraging …   English contemporary dictionary

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