• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dedicatory Constituting or serving as a dedication; complimental. "An epistle dedicatory ."
    • n Dedicatory Dedication.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dedicatory Of the nature of a dedication; serving as a dedication.
    • n dedicatory A dedication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Dedicatory of or pertaining to a dedication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dédicatoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dedicāre, -ātumde, down, dicēre, to declare.


In literature:

The singular postscript to his Epistle Dedicatory contains excellent advice for authors.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
William Minot delivering the dedicatory address.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
An eloquent dedicatory address was delivered by James Russell Lowell.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
His dedicatory epistle, and the title-pages of Vols.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
There exists an abundance of contemporary examples of the dedicatory salutation without the sequel of the dedicatory epistle.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
The dedicatory inscriptions on the statues at Branchidae probably range from B.C.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Book i. consists of a dedicatory epistle to Titus and a table of contents.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
From such an elevated state of soul, his dedicatory prayer, in 1 Kings viii., and Ps.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
The French can no longer endure dedicatory epistles.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
It is a dedicatory ceremony.
"Dorothy Page" by Eldridge B. Hatcher

In news:

Dedicatory prayers were given by (From Left) Rev.