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monitory

[mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving to admonish or warn; admonitory.
2.
giving monition.
noun, plural monitories.
3.
Also called monitory letter. a letter, as one from a bishop, containing a monition.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin monitōrius reminding, warning, equivalent to moni- (see monitor) + -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for monitory-letter

monitory

/ˈmɒnɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
warning or admonishing: a monitory look
noun (pl) -ries
2.
(rare) a letter containing a monition
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Word Origin and History for monitory-letter

monitory

adj.

late 15c., from Latin monitorius "admonishing," from monitus, past participle of monere (see monitor (n.)).

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