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English noun: monition

1. monition (communication) a firm rebuke


Synonymsadmonishment, admonition


Broader (hypernym)rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

2. monition (communication) cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsadmonition, warning, word of advice


Broader (hypernym)advice


Narrower (hyponym)deterrent example, example, lesson, object lesson

3. monition (communication) a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted


Synonymsprocess of monition


Broader (hypernym)process, summons


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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