Pre"ca*tive (?), Pre"ca*to*ry (?), a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See Precarious.]
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.
© Webster 1913.
Originally noded mis-scanned as Preative, Preatory - Ed.