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.
This, despite the fact that one of the priorities to which it was comminatory to address was taxation, the sinews of war in all states.