monitory
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin monitorius, from monēre Date: 15th century giving admonition ; warning II. noun (plural -ries) Date: 15th century a letter containing an admonition or warning

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  • Monitory — Mon i*to*ry, a. [L. monitorius.] Giving admonition; instructing by way of caution; warning. [1913 Webster] Losses, miscarriages, and disappointments, are monitory and instructive. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monitory — may refer to: Monition Monitory Democracy This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the inten …   Wikipedia

  • monitory — [män′i tôr΄ē] adj. [LME manyterye < L monitorius < monitor: see MONITOR] giving or containing monition; admonishing n. pl. monitories a monitory writing …   English World dictionary

  • Monitory — Mon i*to*ry, n. Admonition; warning; especially, a monition proceeding from an ecclesiastical court, but not addressed to any one person. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monitory — index informatory, ominous, portentous (ominous), presageful, prophetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • monitory — (adj.) late 15c., from L. monitorius admonishing, from monitus, pp. of monere (see MONITOR (Cf. monitor) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monitory — /mon i tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj., n., pl. monitories. adj. 1. serving to admonish or warn; admonitory. 2. giving monition. n. 3. Also called monitory letter. a letter, as one from a bishop, containing a monition. [1400 50; late ME < L monitorius… …   Universalium

  • monitory — /ˈmɒnətəri/ (say monuhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective 1. serving to admonish or warn; admonitory. 2. giving monition. –noun (plural monitories) Also, monitory letter. 3. a letter, as one from a bishop, containing a monition. {late Middle… …   Australian English dictionary

  • monitory — 1. adjective giving admonition and warning 2. noun a written letter giving admonition …   Wiktionary

  • monitory — Synonyms and related words: admonishing, admonitory, advisory, augural, cautionary, cautioning, communicative, consultative, consultatory, counseling, critical, deterrent, didactic, directive, discouraging, disinclining, dissuading, dissuasive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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