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admonition

[ ad-muh-nish-uhn ]
/ ˌæd məˈnɪʃ ən /
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noun

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

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Origin of admonition

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

OTHER WORDS FROM admonition

pre·ad·mo·ni·tion, noun

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