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[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.
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Adj.1.comminatory - containing warning of punishment
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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I detected something comminatory in his yellow, emaciated countenance, but I believe now he was simply startled by my youth.
She has gone after him," stated Fyne in comminatory tones.
Execution by bailiffs and bailiffs structures at the request of the public accountant in public care hospitals in Paris comminatory phases in accordance with Article 128-1 of Law No 2004-1485 of 30 December 2004 and 6 A of Article L.