Edificatory
Edificatory Ed"i*fi*ca`to*ry, a. Tending to edification. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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  • edificatory — ə̇ˈdifəkəˌtōrē, ēˈdif , edəf ; ˈedəfə̇ˌkād.ərē adjective Etymology: Late Latin aedificatorius, from aedificatus (past participle of aedificare to edify) + Latin orius ory more at edify : intended or suitable for edification a minister given to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • edificatory — adjective Tending to edification. Where these gifts of interpretation and eminent endowments of learning are found, there can be no reason of restraining them from an exercise so beneficially edificatory to the church of God …   Wiktionary

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  • edificatory — edif·i·ca·to·ry …   English syllables

  • South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …   Universalium

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  • edification — noun /ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ a) The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral, emotional, or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; through encouragement and instruction. b) A building… …   Wiktionary

  • edifice — noun /ˈed.ɪ.fɪs/ a) A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private. b) An abstract structure; a school of thought. See Also: edificant …   Wiktionary

  • edification — /ɛdəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say eduhfuh kayshuhn) noun 1. the act of edifying. 2. the state of being edified. 3. moral improvement. –edificatory, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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