Meaning of dilatory

dil•a•to•ry

Pronunciation: (dil'u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy.
  2. intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy.
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