One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having the effect of resolving, clarifying, or explaining something. Now rare.
2Law. = "resolutive".
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stapleton (1535–1598), Roman Catholic theologian. From post-classical Latin resolutorius analytic, explanatory from classical Latin resolūt-, past participial stem of resolvere + -ōrius.
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