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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.]
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warning or admonishing: a monitory look.
n, pl -ries
rare a letter containing a monition
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mon•i•to•ry(ˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
2. a letter containing a warning.
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|Adj.||1.||monitory - 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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