monitory

adjective
mon·​i·​to·​ry | \ˈmä-nə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of monitory 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: giving admonition : warning

monitory

noun
plural monitories

Definition of monitory (Entry 2 of 2)

: a letter giving admonition or warning

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Examples of monitory in a Sentence

Adjective

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

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What is truly frightening, and monitory, in Ullrich’s book is not that a Hitler could exist, but that so many people seemed to be secretly waiting for him. Adam Kirsch, New York Times, "A New Biography of Hitler Separates the Man From the Myths," 14 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of monitory

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monitory

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin monitorius, from monēre

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