Definition of imprecatory in English:

imprecatory

adjective

formal
  • See imprecation

    • ‘It may reflect a limitation to Nehemiah's great strengths or it may reflect zeal for the glory of God, as similarly reflected in the imprecatory psalms and prayers in the Old and New Testaments.’
    • ‘Early on, many Christian interpreters resorted to non-literal and allegorical readings of the Old Testament, especially of such difficult passages as the imprecatory psalms.’
    • ‘The discussion of imprecatory psalms raises many skeptical questions.’

Pronunciation

imprecatory

/ˈɪmprɪkeɪt(ə)ri/