-ory

-ory1
suffix (forming nouns) denoting a place for a particular function: dormitory.
Derivatives
-orial suffix.
Origin
from L. -oria, -orium, sometimes via Anglo-Norman Fr. -orie, OFr. -oire.
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-ory2
suffix forming adjectives (and occasionally nouns) relating to or involving a verbal action: compulsory.
Origin
from L. -orius, sometimes via Anglo-Norman Fr. -ori(e).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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