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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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