I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, knowledge, notification, from Latin notitia acquaintance, awareness, from notus known, from past participle of noscere to come to know — more at know Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) warning or intimation of something ; announcement (2) the announcement of a party's intention to quit an agreement or relation at a specified time (3) the condition of being warned or notified — usually used in the phrase on notice b. information, intelligence 2. a. attention, heed b. polite or favorable attention ; civility 3. a written or printed announcement 4. a short critical account or review II. transitive verb (noticed; noticing) Date: 15th century 1. to give notice of 2. a. to comment upon b. review 3. a. to treat with attention or civility b. to take notice of ; mark 4. to give a formal notice to • noticer noun

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