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salutatory definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises) [syn: salutatory address, salutatory oration, salutatory]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1702 of or relating to a salutation ; expressing or containing a welcome or greeting II. noun (plural -ries) Date: 1779 an address or statement of welcome or greeting

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. of salutation. --n. (pl. -ies) US an oration, esp. as given by a member of a graduating class, often the second-ranking member. Derivatives: salutatorian n. (in sense of n.). Etymology: L salutatorius (as SALUTE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Salutatory Sa*lu"ta*to*ry, a. [L. salutatorius. See Salute.] Containing or expressing salutations; speaking a welcome; greeting; -- applied especially to the oration which introduces the exercises of the Commencements, or similar public exhibitions, in American colleges.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Salutatory Sa*lu"ta*to*ry, n. 1. A place for saluting or greeting; a vestibule; a porch. [Obs.] --Milton. 2. (American Colleges) The salutatory oration.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. Greeting. II. n. [U. S.] Salutatory oration at college commencement.

Moby Thesaurus

address, after-dinner speech, allocution, chalk talk, debate, declamation, diatribe, eulogy, exhortation, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, harangue, hortatory address, inaugural, inaugural address, invective, jeremiad, oration, pep talk, peroration, philippic, pitch, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, reading, recital, recitation, sales talk, salutatory address, say, screed, set speech, speech, speechification, speeching, talk, talkathon, tirade, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address



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