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Meaning of COMMINATION

Pronunciation:  `kâmu'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a threat of divine punishment or vengeance
  2. [n]  prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday
 

COMMINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: orison, petition, prayer, threat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`mi*na"tion\, n. [L. comminatio, from comminari
to threaten; com- + minari to threaten: cf. F. commination.]
1. A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or
   vengeance.

         With terrible comminations to all them that did
         resist.                               --Foxe.

         Those thunders of commination.        --I. Taylor.

2. An office in the liturgy of the Church of England, used on
   Ash Wednesday, containing a recital of God's anger and
   judgments against sinners.

 

 

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