Pronunciation: (mon'ē), [key]
—adj., n. Scot. and North Eng.
a suffix found on abstract nouns borrowed from Latin, usually denoting a status, role, or function (matrimony; testimony), or a personal quality or kind of behavior (acrimony; sanctimony).
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