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.