Pre"ca*tive (?), Pre"ca*to*ry (?), a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See Precarious.]

Suppliant; beseeching.

Bp. Hopkins.

Precatory words Law, words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish, or expectation, employed in wills, as distinguished from express directions; -- in some cases creating a trust.

Jarman.

 

© Webster 1913.

Originally noded mis-scanned as Preative, Preatory - Ed.

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