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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.]
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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]
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mo•ni•tion(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]
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|Noun||1.||monition - a firm rebuke|
|2.||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
|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 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
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