Definition of Commination

1. Noun. Prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday.

Generic synonyms: Orison, Petition, Prayer



2. Noun. A threat of divine punishment or vengeance.
Generic synonyms: Threat

Definition of Commination

1. n. A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or vengeance.

Definition of Commination

1. Noun. a formal denunciation; especially one threatening divine punishment, read out in church on Ash Wednesday ¹

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Definition of Commination

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Commination

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1. The Life of John Locke: With Extracts from His Correspondence, Journals, and by Peter King King (1830)
"... of commination, against the country party, ordered by the King's proclamation to be read, together with his declaration, in all the churches on the 9th ..."

2. A Vers de Société Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1907)
"commination TAKING my walk the other day, I saw a little girl at play, So pretty, 'twould not be amiss, Thought I, to venture on a kiss. ..."

3. Origines Liturgicæ: Or, Antiquities of the English Ritual : and a by William Palmer (1832)
"A commination, AND PRAYERS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF LENT. A HIS office is one of the last memorials we retain of that solemn public penitence which, ..."

4. Lord Beaconsfield and Other Tory Memories by Thomas Edward Kebbel (1907)
"... Love of Nature—Charming a Thrush—Edward Whitty—A Bohemian who was found Reading the commination Service—Antinomies of Character—Johnny Baker. ..."

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