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[mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

serving to admonish or warn; admonitory.
giving monition.
noun, plural monitories.
Also called monitory letter. a letter, as one from a bishop, containing a monition.
/ˈmɒnɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
warning or admonishing: a monitory look
noun (pl) -ries
(rare) a letter containing a monition

late 15c., from Latin monitorius “admonishing,” from monitus, past participle of monere (see monitor (n.)).


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