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NOUN (2)

1. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness);
- Example: "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"
- Example: "the warning was to beware of surprises"
- Example: "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
[syn: admonition, monition, warning, word of advice]

2. a firm rebuke;
[syn: admonition, admonishment, monition]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

admonition n 1: cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches" [syn: admonition, monition, warning, word of advice] 2: a firm rebuke [syn: admonition, admonishment, monition]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "admonition": admonishment, advice, advising, advocacy, alarm, briefing, castigation, caution, cautioning, caveat, chastisement, chiding, consultation, correction, council, counsel, determent, deterrence, deterrent example, direction, example, exhortation, expostulation, final notice, final warning, forewarning, frightening off, guidance, hint, hortation, idea, instruction, intimidation, lecture, lesson, monition, moral, notice, notification, object lesson, objurgation, opinion, parley, proposal, rap, rating, rebuke, recommendation, remonstrance, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval, scolding, sermon, spanking, suggestion, talking out of, thought, threat, tip-off, ultimatum, upbraiding, verbum sapienti, warning, warning piece, wig
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ADMONITION. A reprimand from a judge to a person accused, on being discharged, warning him of the consequences of his conduct, and intimating to him, that should he be guilty of the same fault for which he has been admonished, he will be punished with greater severity. Merlin, Repert. h.t. 2. The admonition was authorized by the civil law, as a species of punishment for slight misdemeanors. Vide Reprimand
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

ADMONITION, n. Gentle reproof, as with a meat-axe. Friendly warning. Consigned by way of admonition, His soul forever to perdition. Judibras