Definition of "damnatory" [dam•na•to•ry]

  • Threatening with or expressing condemnation; damning. (adjective)

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Use "damnatory" in a sentence
  • "Word of God, saving and damnatory, is implied (Isa 50: 4; Joh 12: 48; Heb shaft -- (Ps 45: 5)."
  • "The "damnatory", or "minatory clauses", are the pronouncements contained in the symbol, of the penalties which follow the rejection of what is there proposed for our belief."
  • "So the doctor, having read the epistle out to Myra and Mrs. Portman, with many damnatory comments upon the young scapegrace who was goin deeper and deeper into perdition, left those ladies to spread the news through the Clavering society, which they did with their accustomed accuracy and despatch, and strode over to Fairoaks to break the intelligence to the widow."