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monitory

Syllabification: mon·i·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌtôrē
 
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Definition of monitory in English:

adjective

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Giving or serving as a warning: the monitory wail of an air-raid siren
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  • O'Harra blew into his great, silver monitory horn, and it was a sound of relatively high pitch that all those in Stanton knew well to be wary of.
  • Oliver Twist draws most overtly on the model of the didactic tracts by providing negative monitory examples.
  • A new liberty will arise, so the monitory promise goes, not in any freedom from constraints too subtle for the hungry to perceive, but in class consciousness.

noun (plural monitories)

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(In church use) a letter of admonition from the pope or a bishop.

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