- a threat of punishment or vengeance.
- a denunciation.
- (in the Church of England) a penitential office read on Ash Wednesday in which God's anger and judgments are proclaimed against sinners.
Origin of commination
Related Words for comminationobloquy, proscription, curse, execration, condemnation, imprecation, anathema, malediction, denunciation, excommunication, diatribe, threatening
Examples from the Web for commination
Historical Examples of commination
A papal excommunication is a billet-doux compared to the Commination of Jugana.The Lock And Key Library
Then follows a commination at the end, which is not unusual in such cases.
Then Oliver had a try; but in a minute he, too, was reciting the commination service.The Log of a Sea-Waif
Frank T. Bullen
But I find no such prayer and wish in any word of the Commination Service.
And that we can only answer by the context of the Commination Service.
- the act or an instance of threatening punishment or vengeance
- Church of England a recital of prayers, including a list of God's judgments against sinners, in the office for Ash Wednesday