- admonition; warning; caution
- an official or legal notice; specif., an order issued by a court, as a summons or a command to refrain from doing some act
Origin of monitionMiddle English monicion from Old French monition from Classical Latin monitio from past participle of monere, to warn: see monitor
- A warning or intimation of something imminent, especially of impending danger.
- Cautionary advice or counsel; an admonition.
- A formal order from a bishop or ecclesiastical court to refrain from a specified offense.
- A summons, especially in admiralty court.
Origin of monitionMiddle English monicioun from Old French monicion from Latin monitiō monitiōn- from monitus past participle of monēre to warn ; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin monitiÅ (“warning, admonition").