One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Applausive; laudatory, expressive of approval.
Mid 17th century. Either irregularly from plaudit + -ory, or irregularly from classical Latin plaudere plaud ( plaudit- being erroneously taken as past participial stem) + -ory; perhaps by association with auditory.
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