-ory
I. noun suffix Etymology: Latin -orium, from neuter of -orius, adjective suffix 1. place of or for <
observatory
>
2. something that serves for <
crematory
>
II. adjective suffix Etymology: Middle English -orie, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin -orius 1. of, relating to, or characterized by <
gustatory
>
2. serving for, producing, or maintaining <
justificatory
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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