paratory

paratory

In a church, a place where any preparation is made; a vestry or sacristy.
References in classic literature ?
It's like being bound hand and foot pre- paratory to having one's throat cut.
The IRU is also extremely concerned about the financial implications of the proposal, which might run into pounds 48bn for implementation and pounds 38bn for annual maintenance costs, according to pre- paratory studies by consultants for the European Commission.
(It may be helpful to think of P in terms of the resources allocated to each student in the pre paratory process.)