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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Lectionary \Lec"tion*a*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [LL. lectionarium,
   lectionarius : cf. F. lectionnaire.] (Eccl.)
   A book, or a list, of lections, for reading in divine

Limitary \Lim"i*ta*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries} (-r[i^]z).
   1. That which serves to limit; a boundary; border land.
      [Obs.] --Fuller.

   2. A limiter. See {Limiter}, 2.

Responsory \Re*spon"so*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries} (-r?z). [LL.
   1. (Eccl.)
      (a) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate
          speaking, in church service.
      (b) A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a

                Which, if should repeat again, would turn my
                answers into responsories, and beget another
                liturgy.                          --Milton.

   2. (Eccl.) An antiphonary; a response book.

Sacramentary \Sac`ra*men"ta*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [LL.
   sacramentarium: cf. F. sacramentaire.]
   1. An ancient book of the Roman Catholic Church, written by
      Pope Gelasius, and revised, corrected, and abridged by St.
      Gregory, in which were contained the rites for Mass, the
      sacraments, the dedication of churches, and other
      ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same
      kind in France and Germany.

   2. Same as {Sacramentarian}, n., 1.

            Papists, Anabaptists, and Sacramentaries. --Jer.

Concessionary \Con*ces"sion*a*ry\, a.
   Of or pertaining to a concession. -- n.; pl. {-ries}. A

Fumatory \Fu"ma*to*ry\, a. [See {Fumatorium}.]
   Pert. to, or concerned with, smoking. -- n.; pl. {-ries}. A
   place for subjecting things to smoke or vapor.

Signatory \Sig"na*to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}.
   A signer; one who signs or subscribes; as, a conference of

Ostiary \Os"ti*a*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [L. ostium door,
   entrance. See {Usher}.]
   1. The mouth of a river; an estuary. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.

   2. One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a
      porter. --N. Bacon.

Ossuary \Os"su*a*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [L. ossuarium, fr.
   ossuarius of or bones, fr. os, ossis, bone: cf. F. ossuaire.]
   A place where the bones of the dead are deposited; a charnel
   house. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

Stationary \Sta"tion*a*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}.
   One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when
   apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.

Stillatory \Stil"la*to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [From {Still}, for
   distill. Cf. {Still}, n., and {Distillatory}, a.]
   1. An alembic; a vessel for distillation. [R.] --Bacon.

   2. A laboratory; a place or room in which distillation is
      performed. [R.] --Dr. H. More. --Sir H. Wotton.

Prothonotary \Pro*thon"o*ta*ry\, or Protonotary
\Pro*ton"o*ta*ry\, n.; pl> {-ries}. [LL. protonotarius, fr. Gr.
   prw^tos first + L. notarius a shorthand writer, a scribe: cf.
   F. protonotaire.]
   1. A chief notary or clerk. `` My private prothonotary.''

   2. Formerly, a chief clerk in the Court of King's Bench and
      in the Court of Common Pleas, now superseded by the
      master. [Eng.] --Wharton. Burrill.

   3. A register or chief clerk of a court in certain States of
      the United States.

   4. (R. C. Ch.) Formerly, one who had the charge of writing
      the acts of the martyrs, and the circumstances of their
      death; now, one of twelve persons, constituting a college
      in the Roman Curia, whose office is to register pontifical
      acts and to make and preserve the official record of

   5. (Gr. Ch.) The chief secretary of the patriarch of

   {Prothonotary warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a small American warbler
      ({Protonotaria citrea}). The general color is golden
      yellow, the back is olivaceous, the rump and tail are
      ash-color, several outer tail feathers are partly white.

Reformatory \Re*form"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries} (-r?z).
   An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.

         Magistrates may send juvenile offenders to
         reformatories instead of to prisons.     --Eng. Cyc.

Refrigeratory \Re*frig"er*a*to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries} (-fr?z).
   [CF. F. r['e]frig['e]ratoire.]
   That which refrigerates or cools. Specifically:
   (a) In distillation, a vessel filled with cold water,
       surrounding the worm, the vapor in which is thereby
   (b) The chamber, or tank, in which ice is formed, in an ice

Reliquary \Rel"i*qua*ry\ (r?l"?-kw?-r?), n.; pl. {-ries}
   (-r[i^]z). [LL. reliquiarium, reliquiare: cf. F. reliquaire.
   See {Relic}.]
   A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics
   are kept.

Manufactory \Man`u*fac"to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [Cf. L.
   factorium an oil press, prop., place where something is made.
   See {Manufacture}.]
   1. Manufacture. [Obs.]

   2. A building or place where anything is manufactured; a

Bursary \Bur"sa*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [LL. bursaria. See
   1. The treasury of a college or monastery.

   2. A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as
      in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his
      studies. ``No woman of rank or fortune but would have a
      bursary in her gift.'' --Southey.

Masticatory \Mas"ti*ca*to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. (Med.)
   A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva. --Bacon.