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A formal denunciation.

[Middle English comminacioun, from Latin comminātiō, comminātiōn-, from comminātus, past participle of comminārī, to threaten : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + minārī, to threaten; see menace.]

com·min′a·to′ry (kə-mĭn′ə-tôr′ē, kŏm′ĭ-nə-) adj.


1. the act or an instance of threatening punishment or vengeance
2. (Anglicanism) 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, comminative adj


(ˌkɒm əˈneɪ ʃən)

1. a threat of punishment or vengeance.
2. a denunciation.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin comminātīo <com- + minārī to threaten]
com•min•a•to•ry (kəˈmɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈkɒm ə nə-) adj.


the act of threatening, especially revenge or punishment.
See also: Conflict
the list of divine threats against sinners, read in the Anglican Church on Ash Wednesday. See also conflict.
See also: Protestantism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commination - prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
2.commination - a threat of divine punishment or vengeance
threat - declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
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