Definitions for: Admonition

[n] cautionary advice
[n] a firm rebuke

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad`mo*ni"tion, n. [OE. amonicioun, OF. amonition,
F. admonition, fr. L. admonitio, fr. admonere. See
Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or
error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution
or warning.

Syn: Admonition, Reprehension, Reproof.

Usage: Admonition is prospective, and relates to moral
delinquencies; its object is to prevent further
transgression. Reprehension and reproof are
retrospective, the former being milder than the
latter. A person of any age or station may be liable
to reprehension in case of wrong conduct; but reproof
is the act of a superior. It is authoritative
fault-finding or censure addressed to children or to

Synonyms: admonishment, monition, warning, word of advice

See Also: advice, deterrent example, example, lesson, object lesson, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

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