noun Etymology: Middle English monicioun, from Anglo-French monicion, from Latin monition-, monitio, from monēre Date: 14th century 1. warning, caution 2. an intimation of danger

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  • monition — (n.) warning, late 14c., from O.Fr. monition (13c.) and directly from L. monitionem (nom. monitio) warning, admonition, reminding, noun of action from pp. stem of monere to warn (see MONITOR (Cf. monitor) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monition — [mō nish′ən, mənish′ən] n. [ME monicion < OFr monition < L monitio < pp. of monere, to warn: see MONITOR] 1. admonition; warning; caution 2. an official or legal notice; specif., an order issued by a court, as a summons or a command to… …   English World dictionary

  • Monition — (v. lat.), Ermahnung, Abmahnung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Monition — Monitiōn (lat.), Ermahnung, Erinnerung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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