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Definitions for precatory
ˈprɛk əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ipre·ca·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precatory, precativeadjective

    expressing entreaty or supplication

    "precatory overtures"


  1. precatoryadjective

    Expressing a wish.

  2. precatoryadjective

    Expressing a wish but not creating any legal obligation or duty.

  3. Etymology: From precatorius, from precari to pray.


  1. precatory

    Precatory refers to a formal expression of a wish or a request in legal documents or formal occasions, often marked by respectful language. It may not necessarily indicate any obligation or enforceability.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precatory

    prek′a-tō-ri, adj. relating to prayer, supplicatory.—adj. Prec′ative (obs.), suppliant.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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