of, having the nature of, or expressing entreaty
Origin of precatoryLate Latin precatorius ; from Classical Latin precari, to pray
Relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication.
Origin of precatoryLate Latin precat&omacron;rius, from Latin precar&imacron;, to entreat; see precarious.
(comparative more precatory, superlative most precatory)
precatory - Legal Definition
Expressing a desire for, requesting, or advising action, but usually in a nonbinding way, such as, “it is my desire and wish to . . . .” Precatory words are often used in wills and similar documents.