- an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice.
- a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.
- an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice.
Origin of advice
Examples from the Web for advices
One fan asks Franco, in severely broken English, for “advices” on becoming an actress.James and the Giant Internet Company: Franco and AOL Get Kissy Faces
September 18, 2014
Daily he held his court, receiving deputations, advices, messengers.Dreamers of the Ghetto
This was the substance of London advices previous to the arrests.
He sends Charles to detective offices with advices for the shadowing of these runaways.
His advices from London told him that a parliamentary crisis was pending.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
Advices from Furmville are that he is not there with his father-in-law and sister-in-law.The Winning Clue
James Hay, Jr.
- recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel
- (sometimes plural) formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance
Word Origin and History for advices
late 13c., auys "opinion," from Old French avis "opinion, view, judgment, idea" (13c.), from phrase ço m'est à vis "it seems to me," or from Vulgar Latin *mi est visum "in my view," ultimately from Latin visum, neuter past participle of videre "to see" (see vision).
The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c., on model of Latin words in ad-. Substitution of -c- for -s- is 18c., to preserve the breath sound and to distinguish from advise. Meaning "opinion given as to action, counsel" is from late 14c.