-atory etymology

English word -atory comes from English -ator

Detailed word origin of -atory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ator English (eng) Used to form agent nouns, usually from verbs that have the ending -ate.
-atory English (eng) Forms adjectives of, relating to, or connected with the thing specified. Forms nouns that represent things or places where a specified activity takes place.

Words with the same origin as -atory

Descendants of -ator
ambulatory circulatory compensatory conservatory crematory derogatory exculpatory hallucinatory inflammatory lab laboratory lavatory mandatory migratory obligatory observatory oratory predatory preparatory preppy purgatory reformatory respiratory signatory skylab