- pertaining to or of the nature of a salutation.
noun, plural sa·lu·ta·to·ries.
- a welcoming address, especially one given at the beginning of commencement exercises in some U.S. high schools and colleges by the salutatorian.
- of, relating to, or resembling a salutation
adj.1690s, “pertaining to a salutation,” from Latin salutatorius “pertaining to visiting or greeting,” from salut-, past participle stem of salutare “to greet” (see salute (v.)). From 1702 in reference to an address which welcomes those attending commencement exercises.