minatory

minatory

[min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
menacing; threatening.
Also, minatorial.


Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin minātōrius, equivalent to Latin minā() to menace + -tōrious -tory1

minatorily, adverb
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minatory or minatorial (ˈmɪnətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
threatening or menacing
 
[C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten]
 
minatorial or minatorial
 
adj
 
[C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten]
 
'minatorily or minatorial
 
adv
 
mina'torially or minatorial
 
adv

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minatory
1530s, from O.Fr. minatoire, from L.L. minatorius, from minari "to threaten" (see menace).
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