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 (mō-nĭsh′ən, mə-)
1. A warning or intimation of something imminent, especially of impending danger.
2. Cautionary advice or counsel; an admonition.
3. A formal order from a bishop or ecclesiastical court to refrain from a specified offense.
4. A summons, especially in admiralty court.

[Middle English monicioun, from Old French monicion, from Latin monitiō, monitiōn-, from monitus, past participle of monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Law) a warning or caution; admonition
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a formal notice from a bishop or ecclesiastical court requiring a person to refrain from committing a specific offence
[C14: via Old French from Latin monitiō, from monēre to warn]


(məˈnɪʃ ən, moʊ-)

1. admonition; warning.
2. an official or legal notice.
[1350–1400; Middle English monicio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin monitiō warning =moni-,variant s. of monēre to advise, warn + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monition - a firm rebukemonition - a firm rebuke        
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
2.monition - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)monition - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
advice - a proposal for an appropriate course of action
deterrent example, object lesson, lesson, example - punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
3.monition - 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 grantedmonition - 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
process, summons - a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"


Advice to beware, as of a person or thing:


(form: = reprimand) → (Er)mahnung f
(= warning)Warnung f
(Jur) → Vorladung f
References in classic literature ?
There exists a monition of the Bishop of Durham against irregular churchmen of this class, who associated themselves with Border robbers, and desecrated the holiest offices of the priestly function, by celebrating them for the benefit of thieves, robbers, and murderers, amongst ruins and in caverns of the earth, without regard to canonical form, and with torn and dirty attire, and maimed rites, altogether improper for the occasion.
But when a quarter to nine struck, and he saw old Thomas beginning to fidget about with the keys in his hand, he thought of the Doctor's parting monition, and stopped the cornopean at once, notwithstanding the loud-voiced remonstrances from all sides; and the crowd scattered away from the close, the eleven all going into the School-house, where supper and beds were provided for them by the Doctor's orders.
She was so accustomed to think of impressions as purely spiritual monitions that she looked for no material visible accompaniment of the voice.
and winks monitions to her to find out what's the matter.
Meanwhile people faced great difficulties today when members filed monition papers for CM slot in Balochistan assembly.
Doyle's study of marginalia in several Bristol books serves as a model for what manuscript study can reveal about specific centers of literary production, while Carol Meale draws on a different kind of evidence-a 1526 monition list from Bishop Tunstall--to shed light on the career and milieu of the London mercer and bookseller John Colyns.
out Kenneth Burke's monition that "when in Rome, do as the
That after a notice in the nature of a monition, the vessel may be condemned and an order made for her sale, if the liability is established for which she was sued.