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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A suffix of Latin origin occurring in adjectives and nouns from original Latin adjectives in the comparative degree, as inferior, superior, interior, exterior, junior, senior, etc.
  • n. A suffix, the same as -or, with a preceding vowel, representing a type derived from Latin -āt-or. Examples are savior, warrior, etc., and currior, curriour, etc., now currier, etc. In some words the termination -ior, -iour has been substituted for a similar suffix of other origin, as in havior, behaviour.

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