Definition of precatory in English:

precatory

adjective

formal
  • 1Relating to or expressing a wish or request.

    • ‘Finally, what is the incentive of accountants to follow the precatory guidance of the organisation?’
    1. 1.1Law (in a will) expressing a wish or intention of the testator.
      ‘a trust can be left in precatory words’
      • ‘It is not clear whether this provision was mandatory or precatory in nature.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin precatorius, from precat- ‘prayed’, from the verb precari.

Pronunciation

precatory

/ˈprekəˌtôrē//ˈprɛkəˌtɔri/