monitory

adjective
mon·​i·​to·​ry | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce monitory (audio) \

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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Adjective historically natural disasters have often been interpreted by some as punitive or monitory measures against sin-ridden humanity
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Harwell, in a motion filed earlier this month, said if released, Williston would live with his wife and two children in Kimberly and would agree to house arrest and electronic monitory. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 31 Mar. 2020 Harwell, in his motion, said if released, Williston would live with his wife and two children in Kimberly and would agree to house arrest and electronic monitory. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 23 Mar. 2020 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, 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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“Monitory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monitory. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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