Definition of advice in English:


Line breaks: ad¦vice
Pronunciation: /ədˈvʌɪs


  • 2A formal notice of a financial transaction: remittance advices
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    • Suppliers of medical services also have immediate access to their remittance advices which results in a paperless environment.
    • Cheques and remittance advices were raised mostly in alphabetical order, as per the purchase ledger.
    • We quote below a message which will represent your first advices in connection with this incident.
  • 3 [mass noun] (also advices) archaic Information; news: the want of fresh advices from Europe
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    • Last evening a gentleman arrived here from Providence, by whom we are favour'd with the following, fresh advices from the northern army.
    • From this deplorable apathy Cortes was roused by fresh advices urging his presence in Mexico.
    • A few days before the arrival of the news of peace, he received private advices from the Continent which led him to anticipate it.


Middle English: from Old French avis, based on Latin ad 'to' + visum, past participle of videre 'to see'. The original sense was 'way of looking at something, judgement', hence later 'an opinion given'.

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