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admonition


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admonition  \Ad`mo*ni"tion\,  n.  [OE.  amonicioun  OF  amonition, 
  F.  admonition,  fr  L.  admonitio,  fr  admonere  See 
  {Admonish}.] 
  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 
  inferiors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admonition 
  n  1:  cautionary  advice  [syn:  {warning},  {word  of  advice}] 
  2:  a  firm  rebuke  [syn:  {admonishment},  {monition}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADMONITION,  n.  Gentle  reproof,  as  with  a  meat-axe.  Friendly  warning. 
 
  Consigned  by  way  of  admonition, 
  His  soul  forever  to  perdition. 
  Judibras 
 
 




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