premonitory

[ pri-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ prɪˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

giving premonition; serving to warn beforehand.

Origin of premonitory

From the Late Latin word praemonitōrius, dating back to 1640–50. See pre-, monitory
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Word Origin and History for premonitory

premonitory


adj.

1640s, from Late Latin praemonitorius, from praemonitor, agent noun from stem of praemonere (see premonition).

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