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aviso

[uh-vahy-zoh] /əˈvaɪ zoʊ/
noun, plural avisos.
1.
a boat used especially for carrying dispatches; dispatch boat.
Origin of aviso
1625-1635
1625-35; < Spanish, noun derivative of avisar to advise
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  • The shipping-agent yields assent; inserts a second aviso in the Spanish paper, addressed to marineros of all nations.

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