1. an adjective suffix meaning `relating to', attached chiefly to nouns (honorary) and to stems appearing in other words (voluntary).

2. a suffix forming nouns from other nouns or adjectives indicating location or repository (dictionary, granary, apiary), officers (functionary, secretary), or other relations (adversary).
3. a suffix forming collective numeral nouns, especially in time units (centenary).
{Latin -ārius, neuter -ārium}
variant of -ar1, as in exemplary, military.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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