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Definition of "comminatory" []

  • Of or pertaining to commination. (adjective)

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Use "comminatory" in a sentence
  • "I detected something comminatory in his yellow, emaciated countenance, but I believe now he was simply startled by my youth."
  • "On the 25th the German Ambassador proceeds to the Quai d'Orsay, to notify in comminatory terms that Berlin sides with Vienna; panic in the different Bourses; recall of the Austrian Ambassador from Belgrade, notwithstanding the almost complete acceptance of the draconian conditions he presented twenty-four hours before."
  • "At first Mrs. Greyne contented herself with daily letters, but latterly she had resorted to wires, explanatory, condemnatory, hortatory, and even comminatory."