noun, plural mon·i·to·ries.
- monitor versus merrimack,
- moniz, egas,
- monk seal
Origin of monitory
Examples from the Web for monitory
No monitory shuddering through the bosom of their unfortunate possessor warns him of the ruin that is coming upon him.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
Well, he died—a monitory pause accompanies the sound—but the party must have a successor!The Round Towers of Ireland|Henry O'Brien
A melancholy and monitory lesson this, to all time-serving and temporizing statesmen!The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
Candidate Britt waggled the monitory finger more energetically.When Egypt Went Broke|Holman Day
To them, and to my countrymen at large, I offer this farewell, and this monitory counsel.Spencer's Letters|Orson Spencer
adjective Also: monitorial
noun plural -ries
late 15c., from Latin monitorius "admonishing," from monitus, past participle of monere (see monitor (n.)).