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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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(ˈmɒnɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
warning or admonishing: a monitory look.
n, pl -ries
rare a letter containing a monition
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(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]
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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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The experience of Great Britain, which presents to mankind so many political lessons, both of the monitory and exemplary kind, and which has been frequently consulted in the course of these inquiries, corroborates the result of the reflections which we have just made.
But don't run away with a false impression," he continued eagerly, turning and linking his arm through Denham's, as though to prevent him from escaping; and, thus compelled, Denham passed the monitory lamp-post, to which, in passing, he breathed an excuse, for how could he break away when Rodney's arm was actually linked in his?
'I will confess that I came here for the purpose of seeing you (not without some monitory misgivings at my own presumption, and fears that I should be as little welcome as expected when I came), but I did not know that this estate was yours until enlightened on the subject of your inheritance by the conversation of two fellow-passengers in the last stage of my journey; and then I saw at once the folly of the hopes I had cherished, and the madness of retaining them a moment longer; and though I alighted at your gates, I determined not to enter within them; I lingered a few minutes to see the place, but was fully resolved to return to M- without seeing its mistress.'
The Committee members have shown their apprehensions about the based data for making monitory policy by the State Bank of Pakistan(SBP).
If such a trend will continue, Nepal may face serious monitory crisis, economic observers say.
Kenya women netball team put a spirited fight but still lost 43-31 to Uganda at the Kenya School of Monitory Studies while in basketball Rwanda beat Tanzania 83-54.
According to ministry of energy spokesperson special monitory will be carried out during Eid days.
The incumbent government and the International Monitory Fund (IMF) are on the same page, as there was no disagreement by the government on the measures proposed by the IMF, especially the taxation measure, he said.
IMF in its recent report projected 14% SBP policy rate and SBP monitory policy following IMF direction which will give adverse effects to new industrialization and job creation in the country.
The wife of Kashmiri senior leader said Pakistan came into being due to hard work of Quaid-eAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and here monitory has freedom to live according to the teaching of their religions.
Umar provided details about the talks with International Monitory Fund (IMF) and also informed about the conditions of international organization.