What does comminatory mean?

Definitions for comminatory
kəˈmɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈkɒm ə nə-com·mi·na·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comminatory, denunciative, denunciatory(adj)

    containing warning of punishment


  1. comminatory(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to commination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comminatory(adj)

    threatening or denouncing punishment; as, comminatory terms

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. comminatoire.]


  1. Comminatory

    In law, a comminatory is a clause inserted into a law, edict, patent, etc., describing a punishment that is to be imposed on delinquents, which, however, is not in practice executed with the rigor that is conveyed in the description, or not even executed at all. Thus, in some countries, when an exile is enjoined not to return on pain of death, it is deemed a comminatory penalty, since, if he did return, it is not strictly executed, but instead the same threat is laid on him again, which is more than comminatory.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comminatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comminatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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