comminatory

commination

[kom-uh-ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
a threat of punishment or vengeance.
2.
a denunciation.
3.
(in the Church of England) a penitential office read on Ash Wednesday in which God's anger and judgments are proclaimed against sinners.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin comminātiōn- (stem of comminātīo), equivalent to commināt(us), past participle of comminārī to threaten (com- com- + minārī to threaten) + -iōn- -ion

comminator, noun
comminatory [kuh-min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, kom-uh-nuh-] , comminative, adjective
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commination (ˌkɒmɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of threatening punishment or vengeance
2.  Church of England a recital of prayers, including a list of God's judgments against sinners, in the office for Ash Wednesday
 
[C15: from Latin comminātiō, from comminārī to menace, from com- (intensive) + minārī to threaten]
 
comminatory
 
adj

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