- 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 moniti&omacron;, moniti&omacron;n-, from monitus, past participle of mon&emacron;re, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin monitiÅ (“warning, admonition").