Definition of predictory in US English:

predictory

adjective

  • Of or relating to a predictor; having the quality or function of predicting something.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Heywood (c1573–1641), playwright and poet. From predict + -ory. Compare post-classical Latin praedictorius relating to prognostication.

Pronunciation

predictory

/prɪˈdɪkt(ə)ri/