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[dam-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. conveying, expressing, or causing condemnation; damning.
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Origin of damnatory

1675–85; < Latin damnātōrius, equivalent to damnā(re) (see damn) + -tōrius -tory1
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Related Words

incriminating, fatal, ruinous, damnatory

Examples from the Web for damnatory

Historical Examples

  • It is the most damnatory biography that ever found its way into print.

    Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • Our own code has so far relaxed that this circumstance shall not be damnatory.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • With which her eyes had their turn again at her damnatory piece.

    The Golden Bowl

    Henry James

  • For the present I will content myself with saying that those views are damnatory.

    The Silver Shield

    Sydney Grundy

  • The Athanasian Creed is not objectionable because of its damnatory clauses.

British Dictionary definitions for damnatory


  1. threatening or occasioning condemnation
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