-ory

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-ory

  1. of or pertaining to, serving for; adjective suffix appended to various words, often nouns but also verbs, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also[1]
    excrete and excretory, sense and sensory, statute and statutory.
  2. that which pertains to, or serves for; noun suffix appended to various words[2]
    ambulatory, dormitory, factory

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