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

  • suffix Act; process; condition: erasure.
  • suffix Function; office: judicature.
  • suffix Body performing a function: legislature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix A process; a condition; a result of an action
  • suffix An official entity or function.


Middle English, from Old French, from Latin -ūra.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French, from Latin -tūra. (Wiktionary)


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