giving or containing monition; admonishing
Origin of monitoryLate Middle English manyterye ; from Classical Latin monitorius ; from monitor: see monitor
a monitory writing
Conveying an admonition or a warning: a monitory glance.
A letter of admonition, such as one from a bishop or ecclesiastical court.
Origin of monitoryMiddle English monitorie, letter of admonition, admonitory, from Medieval Latin monit&omacron;ria, admonition, from feminine of Latin monit&omacron;rius, monitory, from monitor, monitor; see monitor.
- a written letter giving admonition