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admonition

[ad-muh-nish-uh n] /ˌæd məˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
an act of admonishing.
2.
counsel, advice, or caution.
3.
a gentle reproof.
4.
a warning or reproof given by an eccleslastical authority.
Origin
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Latin admonitiōn- (stem of admonitiō); see ad-, monition; replacing late Middle English amonicioun < Anglo-French < Latin; see admonish
Related forms
preadmonition, noun
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admonition

n.

late 14c., amonicioun "reminding, instruction," from Old French amonicion "admonition, exhortation," from Latin admonitionem (nominative admonitio), noun of action from past participle stem of admonere (see admonish). Meaning "warning" is early 15c. The -d- was restored in English 17c.

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