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monition

[muh-nish-uh n, moh-] /məˈnɪʃ ən, moʊ-/
noun
1.
Literary. admonition or warning.
2.
an official or legal notice.
3.
Law. a court order to a person, especially one requiring an appearance and answer.
Compare subpoena.
4.
a formal notice from a bishop requiring the amendment of an ecclesiastical offense.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English monicio(u)n < Latin monitiōn- (stem of monitiō) warning, equivalent to monit(us) (past participle of monēre to advise, warn) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for monition

monition

/məʊˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
a warning or caution; admonition
2.
(Christianity) a formal notice from a bishop or ecclesiastical court requiring a person to refrain from committing a specific offence
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin monitiō, from monēre to warn
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Word Origin and History for monition
n.

"warning," late 14c., from Old French monition (13c.) and directly from Latin monitionem (nominative monitio) "warning, admonition, reminding," noun of action from past participle stem of monere "to warn" (see monitor (n.)).

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