I. adjective Date: 1702 of or relating to a salutation ; expressing or containing a welcome or greeting II. noun (plural -ries) Date: 1779 an address or statement of welcome or greeting

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  • Salutatory — Sa*lu ta*to*ry, n. 1. A place for saluting or greeting; a vestibule; a porch. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (American Colleges) The salutatory oration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salutatory — Sa*lu ta*to*ry, a. [L. salutatorius. See {Salute}.] Containing or expressing salutations; speaking a welcome; greeting; applied especially to the oration which introduces the exercises of the Commencements, or similar public exhibitions, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salutatory — 1895; see SALUTATION (Cf. salutation) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • salutatory — ☆ salutatory [sə lo͞ot′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [L salutatorius] of or expressing a salutation n. pl. salutatories an opening or welcoming address, esp. at a school or college commencement exercise …   English World dictionary

  • salutatory — Synonyms and related words: address, after dinner speech, allocution, chalk talk, debate, declamation, diatribe, eulogy, exhortation, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, harangue, hortatory address, inaugural,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • salutatory — I. a. Greeting. II. n. [U. S.] Salutatory oration at college commencement …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • salutatory — salutation ► NOUN ▪ a greeting. DERIVATIVES salutational adjective salutatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • salutatory — salutatorily, adv. /seuh looh teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj., n., pl. salutatories. adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation. n. 2. a welcoming address, esp. one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high… …   Universalium

  • salutatory — 1. adjective Characteristic of a salutation or greeting. 2. noun A greeting or an address or speech of greeting …   Wiktionary

  • salutatory — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. address, recitation, lecture; see speech 3 …   English dictionary for students

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