[ muh-nish-uh n, moh- ]
/ məˈnɪʃ ən, moʊ- /


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

1350–1400; Middle English monicio(u)n < Latin monitiōn- (stem of monitiō) warning, equivalent to monit(us) (past participle of monēre to advise, warn) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monition

/ (məʊˈnɪʃən) /


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 for monition

C14: via Old French from Latin monitiō, from monēre to warn
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