• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dedicatorial Dedicatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dedicatorial Same as dedicatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Dedicatorial of or pertaining to a dedication
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dedicāre, -ātumde, down, dicēre, to declare.


In literature:

Baptism is regarded by the Methodists as a dedicatory act on the part of Christian parents.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The Bishop of London offered a dedicatory prayer.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
The dedicatory preface is dated 23rd August 1535.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
We come now to the use of vases for religious purposes, dedicatory, sacrificial or funerary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
After a dedicatory epistle to Alexander (chap, 1) the opening of the treatise itself (chap.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Then Kalaua began, in a strange cramped voice, to drone out some horrible dedicatory service.
"The White Man's Foot" by Grant Allen
Their occasional use in prefaces and dedicatory letters is much more appropriate.
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
Epistle dedicatory to the Sultana Sheraa.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
There is not, extant, any dedicatory epistle to Sulla, Marius, or Carbo, nor to their wives, or their mistresses.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The following eulogium on the work is given by the editor in an epistle dedicatory to Gregory XIII.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

In news:

Dedicatory prayers were given by (From Left) Rev.