What does admonitory mean?

admonitory meaning in General Dictionary

That conveys admonition caution or reproving as an admonitory glimpse

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  • providing to warn
  • articulating reproof or reproach particularly as a corrective
  • That conveys admonition; caution or reproving; as, an admonitory look.

admonitory meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from belated Latin admonitorius, from Latin admonitus, previous participle of admonere (see admonish).

admonitory meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; since, an admonitory glance.

Sentence Examples with the word admonitory

He told them that steps would be taken immediately to free his serfs--and that till then they were not to be overburdened with labor, women while nursing their babies were not to be sent to work, assistance was to be given to the serfs, punishments were to be admonitory and not corporal, and hospitals, asylums, and schools were to be established on all the estates.

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