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Definition of "monitory" [mon•i•to•ry]

  • Conveying an admonition or a warning: a monitory glance. (adjective)
  • A letter of admonition, such as one from a bishop or an ecclesiastical court. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monitory" in a sentence
  • "They are also too far away, normally a monitory should be as far away as its size."
  • "The liberality of Virginia, or, as the result may prove, her folly, which submitted to, or, if you will, PROPOSED _this measure_ (abolition of slavery in the N.W. territory) has eventuated in effects which speak a monitory lesson."
  • "The liberality of Virginia, or, as the result may prove, her folly, which submitted to, or, if you will, PROPOSED _this measure_, (abolition of slavery in the N.W. territory) has eventuated in effects which speak a monitory lesson."