adjective mon·i·to·ry \ˈmä-nə-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of MONITORY

:  giving admonition :  warning

Examples of MONITORY

  1. <historically natural disasters have often been interpreted by some as punitive or monitory measures against sin-ridden humanity>

Origin of MONITORY

Middle English, from Latin monitorius, from monēre
First Known Use: 15th century


plural monitories

Definition of MONITORY

:  a letter giving admonition or warning

First Known Use of MONITORY

15th century


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