Definitions for: Commination

[n] a threat of divine punishment or vengeance
[n] prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

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.

See Also: orison, petition, prayer, threat

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