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Meaning of MONITORY

Pronunciation:  'mânituree

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"

MONITORY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: admonitory, cautionary, dissuasive, exemplary, warning(a)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mon"i*to*ry\, a. [L. monitorius.]
    Giving admonition; instructing by way of caution; warning.
          Losses, miscarriages, and disappointments, are monitory
          and instructive.                         --L'Estrange.
  2. \Mon"i*to*ry\, n.
    Admonition; warning; especially, a monition proceeding from
    an ecclesiastical court, but not addressed to any one person.
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