Main definitions of adoratory in English

: adoratory1adoratory2

adoratory1

noun

historical
  • A place of worship; specifically (in a non-Christian context) one used by the indigenous peoples of Central and South America.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Maurice Keating (d. 1835), army officer and writer. From Spanish adoratorio pagan temple from post-classical Latin adoratorium place of worship, (pagan) temple from adorator worshipper (late 2nd or early 3rd cent. in Tertullian; from classical Latin adōrāt-, past participial stem of adōrāre + -or) + classical Latin -ium; compare -ory. Compare earlier oratory.

Pronunciation:

adoratory

/əˈdɒrət(ə)ri/

Main definitions of adoratory in English

: adoratory1adoratory2

adoratory2

adjective

rare

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Fisher (bap. 1604, d. 1665), Quaker preacher and writer. From post-classical Latin adoratorius from classical Latin adōrāt-, past participial stem of adōrāre + -ōrius; compare post-classical Latin adoratorium.

Pronunciation:

adoratory

/əˈdɒrət(ə)ri/