admonitory

[ ad-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

tending or serving to admonish; warning: an admonitory gesture.

Origin of admonitory

From the Medieval Latin word admonitōrius, dating back to 1585–95. See ad-, monitory

Related forms

ad·mon·i·to·ri·ly, adverbun·ad·mon·i·to·ry, adjective
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