Skip to search.

Definition of monitory


Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

mon·i·to·ry  audio  (mn-tôr, -tr) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Conveying an admonition or a warning: a monitory glance.
NOUN:
pl. mon·i·to·ries
A letter of admonition, such as one from a bishop or an ecclesiastical court.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English monitorie, letter of admonition, admonitory, from Medieval Latin monitria, admonition, from feminine of Latin monitrius, monitory, from monitor, monitor ; see monitor


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer