condemnatory

[ kuh n-dem-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ kənˈdɛm nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

serving to condemn.

Nearby words

  1. concussion grenade,
  2. concyclic,
  3. cond.,
  4. condemn,
  5. condemnation,
  6. condemned,
  7. condemned cell,
  8. condemner,
  9. condensable,
  10. condensate

Origin of condemnatory

First recorded in 1555–65; condemnat(ion) + -ory1

Related formsself-con·dem·na·to·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for condemnatory

condemnatory

/ (ˌkɒndɛmˈneɪtərɪ, kənˈdɛmnətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

expressing strong disapproval or censure
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Word Origin and History for condemnatory

condemnatory

adj.

late 16c., from Latin condemnat-, past participle stem of condemnare (see condemn) + -ory.

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