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 monitōria admonition from feminine of Latin monitōrius monitory from monitor monitor ; see monitor .
- a written letter giving admonition