monition

monition

[muh-nish-uhn, moh-]
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; 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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monition (məʊˈnɪʃən)
 
n
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
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin monitiō, from monēre to warn]

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monition
"warning," late 14c., from O.Fr. monition, from L. monitionem (nom. monitio) "warning, reminding," noun of action from monere "to warn" (see monitor).
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