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Meaning of SALUTATORY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sa*lu"ta*to*ry\, a. [L. salutatorius. See {Salute}.]
    Containing or expressing salutations; speaking a welcome;
    greeting; -- applied especially to the oration which
    introduces the exercises of the Commencements, or similar
    public exhibitions, in American colleges.
    
    
  2. \Sa*lu"ta*to*ry\, n.
    1. A place for saluting or greeting; a vestibule; a porch.
       [Obs.] --Milton.
    
    2. (American Colleges) The salutatory oration.
    
    
 

 

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