comminatory


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com·mi·na·tion

 (kŏm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
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.
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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.
Main features: the bailiffs and bailiffs retained at the request of accountants of the dgfip make comminatory phases in accordance with article 128-1 of law no.
Comminatory: (a) experience sharing (b) threatening (c) expression of opinions (d) ephemeral 5.
Second, the question whether or not Sulla's time in office exceeded the dictatorship's traditional comminatory maximum term of six months unavoidably affects ancient and modern appraisals and representations of Sulla's temporary monarchy.