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1. Of an hour or hours.
2. Occurring once an hour; hourly.

[Medieval Latin hōrārius, from Latin hōra, hour; see hour.]
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1. relating to the hours
2. hourly
[C17: from Medieval Latin hōrārius; see hour]
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(ˈhɔr ə ri, ˈhoʊr-)

adj. Archaic.
1. pertaining to an hour; indicating the hours: the horary circle.
2. occurring every hour; hourly.
[1610–20; < Medieval Latin hōrārius=hōr(a) hour + -ārius -ary]
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Adj.1.horary - relating to the hours; "the horary cycle"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
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