AUD'ITORY, adjective That has the power of hearing; pertaining to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve.
AUD'ITORY, noun [Latin auditorium.]
1. An audience; an assembly of hearers, as in a church or lecture room.
2. A place or apartment where discourses are delivered. In ancient churches, the nave, where the hearers stood to be instructed.
3. A bench on which a judge sits to hear causes.