Definition for SAL'U-TA-RY

SAL'U-TA-RY, a. [Fr. salutaire; L. salutaris, from salus, health.]

  1. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health. Diet and exercise are salutary to men of sedentary habits.
  2. Promotive of public safety; contributing to some beneficial purpose. The strict discipline of youth has a salutary effect on society.

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