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1Having the property of applying something to effective or practical use.
2Proper to be applied, applicable.
3rare That makes an application, appeal, or request. rare.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Bradford (c1510–1555), evangelical preacher and martyr. From classical Latin applicāt-, past participial stem of applicāre apply + -ory.
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