Admonition meaning

ădmə-nĭshən
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Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
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An admonishing, or warning to correct some fault.
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A mild rebuke; reprimand.
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Cautionary advice or warning.
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The definition of admonition is advice or mild criticism.

Asking someone to be cautious is an example of an admonition.

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A judge’s advice, cautionary statement, direction, reprimand, or warning to a jury, lawyer, party, spectator, or witness regarding any matter that arises during a judicial proceeding.
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Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against fault or oversight; warning.
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Origin of admonition

  • Middle English amonicioun from Old French amonition from Latin admonitiō admonitiōn- from admonitus past participle of admonēre to admonish admonish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English amonicioun, from Old French amonicion, from Latin admonitio, stem of admonere. The -d- was restored in English in the 17th century.

    From Wiktionary