Definition for PRE-PAR'A-TO-RY

PRE-PAR'A-TO-RY, a. [It. and Sp. preparatorio; Fr. preparatoire.]

  1. Previously necessary; useful or qualifying; preparing the way for any thing by previous measures of adaptation. The practice of virtue and piety is preparatory to the happiness of heaven.
  2. Introductory; previous; antecedent and adapted to what follows. – Hale.

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