American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Threatening with or expressing condemnation; damning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing a sentence of condemnation; assigning to damnation; condemnatory; damning: as, the damnatory clauses of the Athanasian creed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dooming to damnation; condemnatory.
- adj. threatening with damnation
- From Latin damnatorius, corresponding to damn + -atory (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Your opinion as to the letters as a whole is so damnatory that I put them by.”
“I wish you to watch these closely, judging them as a whole, and treating them as I have asked you, and favour me with your damnatory advice.”
“Self-scourging with rods as a penance, was to her thinking a papistical ordinance most abominable and damnatory; but the essence of the self-scourging was as comfortable to her as ever was a hair-shirt to a Roman Catholic enthusiast.”
““Excuse me,” said one, in a damnatory officious voice.”
“And bitter enough were the things they said: and damnatory, the two Somers.”
“It is the most damnatory biography that ever found its way into print.”
“The judgments could not but be damnatory, and their expression in journalistic phrase would disturb his mind with evil rancour.”
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