[ad-muh-nish-uh n]


an act of admonishing.
counsel, advice, or caution.
a gentle reproof.
a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority.

Nearby words

  1. admittedly,
  2. admittee,
  3. admix,
  4. admixture,
  5. admonish,
  6. admonitor,
  7. admonitory,
  8. admov.,
  9. adn,
  10. adnah

Origin of admonition

1350–1400; < Latin admonitiōn- (stem of admonitiō); see ad-, monition; replacing late Middle English amonicioun < Anglo-French < Latin; see admonish

Related formspre·ad·mo·ni·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for admonition



late 14c., amonicioun "reminding, instruction," from Old French amonicion "admonition, exhortation," from Latin admonitionem (nominative admonitio), noun of action from past participle stem of admonere (see admonish). Meaning "warning" is early 15c. The -d- was restored in English 17c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper