Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix A place for: bakery.
  • suffix A collection or class: finery.
  • suffix A state or condition: slavery.
  • suffix Act; practice: bribery.
  • suffix Characteristics or qualities of: snobbery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix Trade or craft of
  • suffix Place of
  • suffix Class or group, collection of
  • suffix Characteristic of

Etymologies

Middle English -erie, from Old French : -er, agent suff. (partly from -ier; see -er1, and partly from -ere, -eor; see -or1) + -ie, noun suff.; see -y2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman and Old French -erie, a suffix forming abstract nouns. (Wiktionary)

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