Commination Definition

kŏmə-nāshən
noun
A threat or denunciation.
Webster's New World

A formal denunciation; especially one threatening divine punishment, read out in church on Ash Wednesday.

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Other Word Forms of Commination

Noun

Singular:
commination
Plural:
comminations

Origin of Commination

  • Middle English comminacioun from Latin comminātiō comminātiōn- from comminātus past participle of comminārī to threaten com- intensive pref. com– minārī to threaten menace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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