commination

noun
com·​mi·​na·​tion | \ ˌkä-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce commination (audio) \

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comminatory \ ˈkä-​mə-​nə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce comminatory (audio) ; kə-​ˈmi-​nə-​ , -​ˈmī-​ \ adjective

Examples of commination in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of commination

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Commination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commination. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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