commination


com·mi·na·tion

noun \ˌkä-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of COMMINATION

com·mi·na·to·ry \ˈkä-mə-nə-ˌtr-ē; kə-ˈmi-nə-, -ˈmī-\ adjective

Examples of COMMINATION

  1. <the tendency by some to regard every unfortunate natural disaster as a sign of the Almighty's commination of mankind's sinfulness>

Origin of COMMINATION

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin commination-, comminatio, from comminari to threaten, from com- + minari to threaten — more at mount
First Known Use: 15th century

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