Definition of admonition in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌadməˈniSH(ə)n/


An act or action of admonishing; authoritative counsel or warning: the old judge’s admonition to the jury on this point was particularly weighty
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  • Yet one of his subordinates and eventual successor, had experienced similar admonitions from a judge in 1994.
  • I don't think that will happen given just how strident the given all the judge's previous admonitions to this panel.
  • He then went ahead with settlement building in spite of government admonitions.


Late Middle English: from Old French amonition, from Latin admonitio(n-) '(cautionary) reminder' (see admonish).

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Syllabification: ad·mo·ni·tion

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