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[suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /səˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
(in some U.S. schools and colleges) the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement.


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    [suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-] /səˌlu təˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun, plural salutatoria [suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /səˌlu təˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA) 1. a porch or room in a monastery or church serving as a meeting or almsgiving place for monks or priests and the laity.

  • Salutatory

    adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation. noun, plural salutatories. 2. a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian. adjective 1. of, relating to, or resembling a salutation

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    verb (used with object), saluted, saluting. 1. Military. to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc. 2. to address with expressions of goodwill, respect, etc.; greet. 3. to make a bow or other gesture […]

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