Definition of raptatory in English:

raptatory

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Raptorial.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. From scientific Latin raptatorius from classical Latin raptāt-, past participial stem of raptāre to carry away by force + -ōrius. Compare post-classical Latin raptator ravisher, scientific Latin Raptatores.

Pronunciation

raptatory

/ˈraptət(ə)ri/