What does the word congratulatory mean?

Usage examples for congratulatory

  1. Provided with congratulatory bouquets, they set forth. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  2. Shortly after the marriage she wrote indignantly to George:- Skeys has received congratulatory letters from most of his friends and relations in Ireland, and he now regrets that he did not marry sooner. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell