There are 2 main definitions of -ory in English:

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-ory 1

Pronunciation: /əri/

suffix

(Forming nouns) denoting a place for a particular function: dormitory repository

Origin

From Latin -oria, -orium, sometimes via Anglo-Norman French -orie, Old French -oire.

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There are 2 main definitions of -ory in English:

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-ory 2

Pronunciation: /əri/

suffix

Forming adjectives (and occasionally nouns) relating to or involving a verbal action: compulsory directory mandatory

Origin

From Latin -orius, sometimes via Anglo-Norman French -ori(e).

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