an adjective suffix meaning `of or relating to',`connected with', `of the nature of', `like', `befitting', etc., occurring in numerous adjectives and in many nouns of adjectival origin, as annual, choral, equal, regal.

{Latin: stem of -ālis (neuter -āle) relating to; often replacing Middle English -el, from French}
a suffix forming nouns of action from verbs, as in refusal, denial, recital, trial.

{Latin -āle (plural -ālia), neuter of adjective suffix -ālis; often replacing Middle English -aille, from Old French}
a suffix indicating that a compound includes an aldehyde group, as in chloral.

{shortened form of aldehyde}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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