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Monition

noun
1.
A firm rebuke.  Synonyms: admonishment, admonition.
2.
Cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness).  Synonyms: admonition, warning, word of advice.  "The warning was to beware of surprises" , "His final word of advice was not to play with matches"
3.
A summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted.  Synonym: process of monition.






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"Monition" Quotes from Famous Books



... then, That he would give his mind to study, Saying that by knowledge, science and learning, Is at the last gotten a pleasant life, But through the want and lack of this thing Is purchased poverty, sorrow and strife. His son, notwithstanding this gentle monition, As one that was clean devoid of grace, Did turn to a mock and open derision Most wickedly with an unshamefast[296] face; Insomuch that, contrary to his father's will, Unto a young woman he did consent, Whereby ...
— A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. II • Robert Dodsley



Words linked to "Monition" :   deterrent example, process, law, object lesson, advice, rebuke, example, reproval, reprehension, warning, summons, monish, process of monition, lesson, reproof, reprimand, jurisprudence



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