American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Conveying an admonition or a warning: a monitory glance.
- n. A letter of admonition, such as one from a bishop or an ecclesiastical court.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving monition or admonition; admonitory; spoken by way of warning; instructing by way of caution.
- n. Admonition; warning.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Giving admonition; instructing by way of caution; warning.
- n. Admonition; warning; especially, a monition proceeding from an ecclesiastical court, but not addressed to any one person.
- adj. serving to warn
- Middle English monitorie, letter of admonition, admonitory, from Medieval Latin monitōria, admonition, from feminine of Latin monitōrius, monitory, from monitor, monitor; see monitor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“One of the most baneful instruments of ancient criminal procedure was what was known as the monitory; this was a notice from the pulpit, given out by the bishop and repeated by all vicars to their parishioners, ordering them to make inquiries about the crime in question, and to reveal all the facts which might come to their knowledge.”
“(abolition of slavery in the N.W. territory) has eventuated in effects which speak a monitory lesson.”
“When it comes to religion, some leaders need to focus less on satisfying their own ego, whether it is monitory gain, a thirst for power and attention, a thirst for status either here on earth or a heavenly sense of status, and a thirst for image and quantity rather than quality -- all of which are ego's way of wanting more and using religion to get it.”
“If you have a 20 inch monitory, you should put it 20 inch in front of you.”
“The result of the whole is that we must recur to the monitory reflection that no Government of human device, & human administration can be perfect; that that which is the least imperfect is therefore the best Govt.”
“The Bank of Uganda is reforming its monitory policy framework to meet challenges of the macroeconomic management generated by the transformation of the economy," he said.”
“The bank intends to maintain a tight monitory policy stance to curb demand for credit, and so dampen inflationary pressure over the next 6-12 months, officials said.”
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