[pree-muh-nish-uhn, prem-uh-]
a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event; presentiment: He had a vague premonition of danger.
a forewarning.

1425–75; late Middle English premunicioun (cf. praemunire) < Late Latin praemonitiōn- (stem of praemonitiō) forewarning. See pre-, monition

1. foreboding, portent, omen, sign. Unabridged
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premonition (ˌprɛməˈnɪʃən)
1.  an intuition of a future, usually unwelcome, occurrence; foreboding
2.  an early warning of a future event; forewarning
[C16: from Late Latin praemonitiō, from Latin praemonēre to admonish beforehand, from prae before + monēre to warn, advise]

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Word Origin & History

1456, from Anglo-Fr. premunition, from L.L. præmonitionem (nom. præmonitio) "a forewarning," from L. præmonitius, pp. of præmonere "forewarn," from præ- "before" + monere "to warn" (see monitor).
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Example sentences
Ted cleared his throat, and it was just that: not a premonition of speech.
We can employ a similar back-of-the-envelope calculation to explain death
  premonition dreams.
My biggest fear as a young lad was a premonition.
There is no moon tonight, only the flicker of a gas flare far out in the sea,
  and the premonition of dawn.
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