There are 2 definitions of -ory in English:

-ory1

suffix

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

Derivatives

-orial

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrɪəl/
suffix
Forming corresponding adjectives.

Origin

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

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There are 2 definitions of -ory in English:

-ory2

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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