Share this entry

Share this page

monition

Line breaks: mon|ition
Pronunciation: /məˈnɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

Definition of monition in English:

noun

rare
1A warning of impending danger.
Example sentences
  • Our monitions usually prompt the illiberal intelligentsia to chortle and chide about the Trib's seemingly amazing ability to find a Karl Marx devotee lurking virtually everywhere.
  • For all of his insights into our geopolitical situation and his monitions about the perilous path we're on, when one reads the two books in tandem, the effect is one of moral numbness.
  • Any political operative who would consider attempting a backstabing operation needs to have a certain six-word monition whispered in their ear.
1.1A formal notice from a bishop or ecclesiastical court admonishing a person not to do something specified.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin monitio(n-), from monere 'warn'.

Definition of monition in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…