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commination


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commination  \Com`mi*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  comminatio,  from  comminari 
  to  threaten;  com-  +  minari  to  threaten:  cf  F.  commination.] 
  1.  A  threat  or  threatening;  a  denunciation  of  punishment  or 
  vengeance. 
 
  With  terrible  comminations  to  all  them  that  did 
  resist.  --Foxe. 
 
  Those  thunders  of  commination.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commination 
  n  1:  prayers  proclaiming  God's  anger  against  sinners;  read  in  the 
  Church  of  England  on  Ash  Wednesday 
  2:  a  threat  of  divine  punishment  or  vengeance 




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