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Conveying an admonition or a warning: a monitory glance.
n. pl. mon·i·to·ries
A letter of admonition, such as one from a bishop or ecclesiastical court.

[Middle English monitorie, letter of admonition, admonitory, from Medieval Latin monitōria, admonition, from feminine of Latin monitōrius, monitory, from monitor, monitor; see monitor.]


(ˈmɒnɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
warning or admonishing: a monitory look.
n, pl -ries
rare a letter containing a monition


(ˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. admonitory.
2. a letter containing a warning.
[1400–50; < Latin monitōrius warning =moni- (see monitor) + -tōrius -tory1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monitory - serving to warnmonitory - serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
dissuasive - deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"


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