of, giving, or containing advice: an advisory letter from a stockbroker.
having the power or duty to advise: an advisory council.
noun, plural advisories.
a report on existing or predicted conditions, often with advice for dealing with them: an investment advisory.
an announcement or bulletin that serves to advise and usually warn the public, as of some potential hazard: a health advisory; a travelers' advisory.
an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service to keep the public informed about the progress of a potentially dangerous weather condition: hurricane advisory; tornado advisory. Compare warning ( def 3 ), watch ( def 20 ).

1770–80; advise + -ory1

advisorily, adverb
preadvisory, adjective Unabridged
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advisory (ədˈvaɪzərɪ)
1.  giving advice; empowered to make recommendations: an advisory body
n , -ries
2.  a statement issued to give advice, recommendations, or a warning: a travel advisory
3.  a person or organization with an advisory function: the Prime Minister's media advisory

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Example sentences
But they want the sultan's advisory council to have more power.
The entries were then reviewed by a technical advisory board of medical and
  environmental experts.
The commission is ultimately only advisory in nature.
Workshops or citizen advisory committees and juries can be held to vet the
  issues involved.
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