Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to prayer; being in the form of a prayer or supplication.

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  • adjective Expressing a wish.
  • adjective law Expressing a wish but not creating any legal obligation or duty.

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  • adjective expressing entreaty or supplication

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin precātōrius, from Latin precārī, to entreat; see precarious.]

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From Late Latin precatorius, from Latin precari to pray.

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