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1Relating to or expressing a wish or request.
- ‘Finally, what is the incentive of accountants to follow the precatory guidance of the organisation?’
- 1.1Law (in a will) expressing a wish or request of the testator but not necessarily binding.
- ‘It is not clear whether this provision was mandatory or precatory in nature.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin precatorius, from precat- ‘prayed’, from the verb precari.
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