Commination meaning

kŏm'ə-nā'shən
A formal denunciation.
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A threat or denunciation.
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A formal denunciation; especially one threatening divine punishment, read out in church on Ash Wednesday.
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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