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Language: Old French
Origin: -ier '-er' + ie '-y'

-ery

suffix
     
-ery also -ry (in nouns)
1 a quality or condition:
bravery (=the quality of being brave)
slavery (=the condition of being a slave)
2 things of a particular kind:
machinery (=different types of machines)
all her finery (=beautiful clothes)
3 a place where a particular activity happens:
a bakery (=where bread is baked)
an oil refinery

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