Definition of precatory in English:


Syllabification: prec·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈprekəˌtôrē


  • 1Of, relating to, or expressing a wish or request.
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    • Finally, what is the incentive of accountants to follow the precatory guidance of the organisation?
  • 1.1 Law (In a will) expressing a wish or intention of the testator: a trust can be left in precatory words
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    • It is not clear whether this provision was mandatory or precatory in nature.


mid 17th century: from late Latin precatorius, from precat- 'prayed', from the verb precari.

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