dedicatorily, adv.
/ded"i keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
of or pertaining to dedication; serving as a dedication.
Also, dedicative /ded"i kay'tiv/.
[1555-65; DEDICATE + -ORY1]

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