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(Sa*lu`ta*to"ri*an) n. The student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual
Commencement or like exercises of a college, an honor commonly assigned to that member of the
graduating class who ranks second in scholarship. [U.S.]
(Sa*lu"ta*to*ri*ly) adv. By way of salutation.
(Sa*lu"ta*to*ry) a. [L. salutatorius. See Salute.] Containing or expressing salutations; speaking
a welcome; greeting; applied especially to the oration which introduces the exercises of the Commencements,
or similar public exhibitions, in American colleges.
1. A place for saluting or greeting; a vestibule; a porch. [Obs.] Milton.
2. (American Colleges) The salutatory oration.
(Sa*lute") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Saluting.] [L. salutare, salutatum, from
salus, -utis, health, safety. See Salubrious.]
1. To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
I salute you with this kingly title.Shak.
2. Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
You have the prettiest tip of a finger . . . I must take the freedom to salute it.Addison.
3. (Mil. & Naval) To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms,
by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
4. To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify. [Obs.] "If this salute my blood a jot." Shak.
(Sa*lute") n. [Cf. F. salut. See Salute, v.]
1. The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
2. A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc. Tennyson.
3. (Mil. & Naval) A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign
vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of
small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.
(Sa*lut"er) n. One who salutes.
(Sal`u*tif"er*ous) a. [L. salutifer; salus, -utis, health + ferre to bring.] Bringing health; healthy; salutary; beneficial; as,
salutiferous air. [R.]
Innumerable powers, all of them salutiferous.Cudworth.
Syn. Healthful; healthy; salutary; salubrious.
(Sal`u*tif"er*ous*ly), adv. Salutarily. [R.]
(Sal`va*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or condition of being salvable; salvableness. [R.]
In the Latin scheme of redemption, salvability was not possible outside the communion of the visible
organization.A. V. G. Allen.