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From Late Latin precatorius, from Latin precari (“to pray”).
precatory (comparative more precatory, superlative most precatory)
- Expressing a wish.
- 1827 December, Sir Walter Scott, The Journal of Sir Walter Scott:
- December 8. . . . A precatory letter from Gillies. I must do Molière for him, I suppose; but it is wonderful that knowing the situation I am in, the poor fellow presses so hard.
- (law) Expressing a wish but not creating any legal obligation or duty.
- precatory words in a will
- (expressing a wish): precative, supplicatory
- (legal): aspirational
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