commination

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

Definition of commination

Other Words from commination

comminatory \ ˈkä-​mə-​nə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce commination (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 comminacion "threat of punishment or vengeance," borrowed from Anglo-French comminacioun, borrowed from Latin comminātiōn-, comminātiō "act of threatening or menacing," from comminor, comminārī "to make a threat of, threaten" (from com- com- + minor, minārī "to threaten") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at minatory

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“Commination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commination. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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