comminatory
adjective see commination

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Comminatory — Com*min a*to ry, a. [Cf. F. comminatoire.] Threatening or denouncing punishment; as, comminatory terms. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comminatory — index calumnious, critical (faultfinding), sinister Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Comminatory — In law, a comminatory is a clause inserted into a law, edict, patent, etc, describing a punishment that is to be imposed on delinquents, which, however, is not in practice executed with the rigor that is conveyed in the description, or not even… …   Wikipedia

  • comminatory — See commination. * * * …   Universalium

  • comminatory — adjective Of or pertaining to commination …   Wiktionary

  • comminatory — adj. punishing, threatening, vengeful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • comminatory — [ kɒmɪnəˌt(ə)ri] adjective rare threatening, punitive, or vengeful …   English new terms dictionary

  • comminatory — com·mi·na·to·ry …   English syllables

  • comminatory — Threatening; coercive …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • comminatory — adj. threatening, denunciatory. Etymology: med.L comminatorius (as COMMINATION) …   Useful english dictionary

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