- Literary. admonition or warning.
- an official or legal notice.
- Law. a court order to a person, especially one requiring an appearance and answer.Compare subpoena.
- a formal notice from a bishop requiring the amendment of an ecclesiastical offense.
Origin of monition
Examples from the Web for monition
Such a commandment, then and there, was that monition about Jenkins's Ear.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XI. (of XXI.)
Thrice the monition was given, as required, and given without effect.
His wife heaved a deep sigh of apprehension, of renunciation, of monition.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
William Dean Howells
It is at once a memorial and a monition to those that dwell beneath it.The Alps
Whichever way he turned there was some monition of its presence.The Truth About Tristrem Varick
- a warning or caution; admonition
- Christianity a formal notice from a bishop or ecclesiastical court requiring a person to refrain from committing a specific offence
Word Origin and History for monition
"warning," late 14c., from Old French monition (13c.) and directly from Latin monitionem (nominative monitio) "warning, admonition, reminding," noun of action from past participle stem of monere "to warn" (see monitor (n.)).