gradatory


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gradatory \Grad"a*to*ry\, a. [See Grade.]
   1. Proceeding step by step, or by gradations; gradual.
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            Could we have seen [Macbeth's] crimes darkening on
            their progress . . . could this gradatory apostasy
            have been shown us.                   --A. Seward.
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   2. (Zool.) Suitable for walking; -- said of the limbs of an
      animal when adapted for walking on land.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gradatory \Grad"a*to*ry\, n. [Cf. LL. gradatarium.] (Arch.)
   A series of steps from a cloister into a church.
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