(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.
2. A reference to someone who receives payment for his services, especially a professional soldier serving for a foreign power: An example of a mercenary is a person who is employed to fight in an armed conflict, who is not a member of the state or military group he is fighting for, and whose primary motivation is private financial gain.
3. Etymology: from Latin merces, "reward, wages".
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2. Adapted to or connected with a state of war as distinguished from organizations that are civilian, ecclesiastical, etc.
2. Someone who attempts to persuade or to convert others to a particular program, doctrine, or set of principles; a propagandist.
3. Tending to propagandize or to use insistent persuasion.
2. A place where dead bodies are kept until burial or cremation.
2. Inevitable according to what has happened previously: The authorities will no doubt find it necessary to replace the sewer cover as soon as possible.
3. Relating to being essential, indispensable, or a definite requirement: The mechanics at the repair station had the necessary tools to fix the cars that their customers brought in for repairs.
4. Etymology: from Latin necessarius, from necesse, "unavoidable, indispensable"; originally, "no backing away" from ne-, "not" + cedere, "to withdraw, to go away, to yield".
2. A glandlike organ, located outside or within a flower, that secretes nectar.
Jane thought she saw some big olives on the plate, but they just had olivary shapes and didn't even have an olivary taste.