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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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Also ad·mon·ish·ment [ad-mon-ish-muhnt] /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ mənt/ .

Origin of admonition

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

OTHER WORDS FROM admonition

pre·ad·mo·ni·tion, noun

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