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(Latin: a suffix; a person who, a place where, a thing which, or pertaining to; connected with; having the character of; apparatus)

The following examples of this suffix represent a very small number of those that exist in other parts of this lexicon.

planetary
1. Relating to, belonging to, involving, or typical of planets.
2. Involving or relating to the whole earth, all the people or countries of the world, or a large proportion of them.
plenary
plenipotentiary
A diplomatic agent, such as an ambassador, fully authorized to represent his or her government.
preambulary (adjective), more preambulary, most preambulary
Pertaining to an introductory statement: At the awards ceremony, the guest exclaimed about the brevity of the preambulary remarks.
prebacillary (adjective), more prehacillary; most prebacillary
Regarding something which happens before the entrance of bacilli into the system, or before they are discovered: The prebacillary tests done in the farmer's field did not reveal any source for the bacteria known to cause anthrax.
preliminary
1. Coming before the main or most important part of something.
2. Something that precedes, prepares for, or introduces the main matter, action, or business.
3. An academic test or examination that is preparatory to one that is longer, more complex, or more important.
4. In sports, a contest to determine the finalists in a competition.
5. A sports event that precedes the main event of a particular program, especially in boxing or wrestling.
premortuary
Occurring, or pertaining to what may occur, before (some one’s) death.
primary (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Descriptive of or related to that which is first in a list or is the earliest in a sequence: Tim and Jordan just started their primary training for snow boarding.
2. Something that is not coming from or is not dependent on anything else: The contents of the book is based on primary sources instead of secondary sources of information.
3. A reference to the most important thing: Good health is the primary concern of Brenda for her two sons, Dirk and Gary.
pterygomaxillary
pulmonary
quatercentenary
quaternary
1. Consisting of four things or parts; characterized by the number four.
2. The most recent geologic period; the current period of geologic time, beginning 1.6 million years ago and characterized by the appearance and dominance of humans.
quinary
1. Pertaining to, characterized by, the number five; consisting of five (things or parts).
2. Of or belonging to the fifth order or rank; fifth in a series.
quincentenary
residuary (adjective), more residuary, most residuary
1. A reference to what is left of an estate after payment of debts and specific gifts have been completed: After his aunt's death, Henry was entitled to the residuary part of the property that she had willed to him.
2. Relating to or indicating a remainder: There was a residual amount of work that had to be completed before the contractor could say that the house was ready for the new tenants.