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comminationn. [L. comminatio, from comminari to threaten; com- + minari to threaten: cf. F. commination.].
  •  A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or vengeance.  [1913 Webster]
    "With terrible comminations to all them that did resist."  [1913 Webster]
    "Those thunders of commination."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An office in the liturgy of the Church of England, used on Ash Wednesday, containing a recital of God's anger and judgments against sinners.  [1913 Webster]


commination, n.
1 the threatening of divine vengeance.
2 a the recital of divine threats against sinners in the Anglican Liturgy for Ash Wednesday. b the service that includes this.

ME f. L comminatio f. comminari threaten




N malediction, malison, curse, imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, ban, proscription, excommunication, commination, thunders of the Vatican, fulmination, maranatha, aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation, abuse, foul language, bad language, strong language, unparliamentary language, billingsgate, sauce, evil speaking, cursing, profane swearing, oath, foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility, threat, more bark than bite, invective, cursing, cursed, Int, woe to!, beshrew!, ruat coelum!, ill betide, woe betide, confusion seize!, damn!, damn it!, damn you!, damn you to hell!, go to hell!, go to blazes!, confound!, blast!, curse!, devil take!, hang!, out with!, a plague upon!, out upon!, aroynt!, honi soit!, parbleu!, delenda est Carthago.


N threat, menace, defiance, abuse, minacity, intimidation, denunciation, fulmination, commination, gathering clouds, threatening, menacing, minatory, minacious, comminatory, abusive, in terrorem, ominous, defiant, under the ban, Int, vae victis!, at your peril!, do your worst!.

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