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[ad-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
tending or serving to admonish; warning:
an admonitory gesture.
Origin of admonitory
1585-95; < Medieval Latin admonitōrius. See ad-, monitory
Related forms
admonitorily, adverb
unadmonitory, adjective Unabridged
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  • The statute is in three parts: the preamble, the enacting clause, and a final admonitory paragraph.
  • Later studies have modified the contrast, but have never entirely abandoned making invidious and admonitory comparisons.
  • The look on his face is wary, distancing, maybe a little admonitory.
Word Origin and History for admonitory

1590s, from Late Latin admonitorius, from Latin admonitus, past participle of admonere (see admonish).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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