-ory

-o*ry

suff.

Etymology

Low -orius: cf. French -oire.
  • An adjective suffix meaning of or pertaining to, serving for; as in auditory, pertaining to or serving for hearing; prohibitory, amendatory, etc.

    Etymology

    Low -orium: cf. French -oire.
  • A noun suffix denoting that which pertains to, or serves for; as in ambulatory, that which serves for walking; consistory, factory, etc.