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Sunday, June 18, 2000

Definitions for admonition

  1. Gentle or friendly reproof.
  2. Counseling against a fault or oversight; friendly caution or warning.

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Citations for admonition
After debating whether Keayne should be excommunicated, the congregation concluded that an admonition would suffice. Patricia O'Toole, Money & Morals in America
And in religious families, the biblical admonition, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone," is part of living-room and kitchen table conversations. Ann O'Hanlon, Irish Times
Origin of admonition
late Middle English
1350-1400
Admonition derives from Latin admonitio, admonition-, from admonitus, past participle of admonere, to remind, or warn, strongly, from ad- (here used intensively) + monere, to remind, to warn.