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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advice  \Ad*vice"\,  n.  [OE.  avis,  F.  avis;  ?  +  OF  vis,  fr  L. 
  visum  seemed,  seen;  really  p.  p.  of  videre  to  see  so  that 
  vis  meant  that  which  has  seemed  best.  See  {Vision},  and  cf 
  {Avise},  {Advise}.] 
  1.  An  opinion  recommended  or  offered,  as  worthy  to  be 
  followed;  counsel. 
 
  We  may  give  advice,  but  we  can  not  give  conduct. 
  --Franklin. 
 
  2.  Deliberate  consideration;  knowledge.  [Obs.] 
 
  How  shall  I  dote  on  her  with  more  advice,  That  thus 
  without  advice  begin  to  love  her?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Information  or  notice  given  intelligence;  as  late 
  advices  from  France;  --  commonly  in  the  plural. 
 
  Note:  In  commercial  language,  advice  usually  means 
  information  communicated  by  letter;  --  used  chiefly  in 
  reference  to  drafts  or  bills  of  exchange;  as  a  letter 
  of  advice.  --McElrath. 
 
  4.  (Crim.  Law)  Counseling  to  perform  a  specific  illegal  act 
  --Wharton. 
 
  {Advice  boat},  a  vessel  employed  to  carry  dispatches  or  to 
  reconnoiter;  a  dispatch  boat. 
 
  {To  take  advice}. 
  a  To  accept  advice. 
  b  To  consult  with  another  or  others 
 
  Syn:  Counsel;  suggestion;  recommendation;  admonition; 
  exhortation;  information;  notice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advice 
  n  :  a  proposal  for  an  appropriate  course  of  action 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADVICE,  n.  The  smallest  current  coin. 
 
  "The  man  was  in  such  deep  distress," 
  Said  Tom,  "that  I  could  do  no  less 
  Than  give  him  good  advice."  Said  Jim: 
  "If  less  could  have  been  done  for  him 
  I  know  you  well  enough,  my  son, 
  To  know  that's  what  you  would  have  done." 
  Jebel  Jocordy 
 
 




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