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minatory

[min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
menacing; threatening.
Also, minatorial.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin minātōrius, equivalent to Latin minā() to menace + -tōrious -tory1
Related forms
minatorily, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for minatory

minatory

/ˈmɪnətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
threatening or menacing
Derived Forms
minatorily, minatorially, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten
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Word Origin and History for minatory
adj.

"expressing a threat, 1530s, from Middle French minatoire, from Late Latin minatorius, from minat-, stem of minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).

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