Definitions for: Monition


[n] cautionary advice
[n] a firm rebuke



Webster (1913) Definition: Mo*ni"tion, n. [F., fr. L. monitio, from monere to
warn, bring to mind; akin to E. mind. See Mind, and cf.
Admonish, Money, Monster.]
1. Instruction or advice given by way of caution; an
admonition; a warning; a caution.

Sage monitions from his friends. --Swift.

2. Information; indication; notice; advice.

We have no visible monition of . . . other periods,
such as we have of the day by successive light and
darkness. --Holder.

3. (Admiralty Practice) A process in the nature of a summons
to appear and answer.

4. (Eccl. Law) An order monishing a party complained against
to obey under pain of the law. --Shipley.

Synonyms: admonishment, admonition, warning, word of advice

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

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