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Definition of the noun admonition

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noun - plural: admonitions

  1. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
  2. a firm rebuke

Alternative definition of the noun admonition


  1. Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against fault or oversight; warning.


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  2. "Admonition" is a musical EP of Crematopsy.


Admonition is a punishment under Scots law when an offender has been found guilty but is neither imprisoned nor fined but receives verbal discipline and is afterwards set free; the conviction is still recorded. This can be compared to an absolute discharge where a conviction is not recorded.

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The admonition is that difference is the breath of our nostrils, and that there is no likelihood of unanimity among members of the legal profession. In reply to the remarks of the noble and learned Earl, it is to be observed that among lawyers ...

Google previewMental Health Consultation in Nursing Homes (1990)

by Michael A. Smyer, Diane Brannon, Margaret D. Cohn

“Professor” Harold Hill in Meredith Wilson's The Music Man INTRODUCTION “ Professor" Hill's admonition is a good starting point for consultants beginning to work in nursing home settings. In this chapter, we describe the “territory" of mental ...

Google previewThe Zurich Letters Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops and Others, with Some of the Helvetian Reformers, During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Trans. from Authenticated Copies of the Autographs Preserved in the Archives of Zurich (1842)

by Robinson

weal against any adversaries ; but free admonition is an 362 APPENDIx.

Google previewGood Health (1917)

Admonition is a sagacious St. Bernard; nagging is a spiteful poodle. Admonition produces reformation; nagging produces only exasperation. "Our correction will produce righteousness only when it produces love for righteousness.” The city of ...

Google previewGiftedness 101 (2012)

by Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD

A contemporary admonition is that such discussions will lead to “swelled heads” ( perceiving oneself as better than everyone else), lack of effort, and perfectionism. The “mad genius” notion continues to be quite chic, as shown by the popularity ...

Google previewPuro Arte (2012)

Filipinos on the Stages of Empire by Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

What compels the speaker's admonition is the body's performative extravagance, a spectacle making ...

Google previewDictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature: A-C (1926)

by Samuel Halkett, John Laing, James Kennedy, Dennis E. Rhodes

ADMONITION (an) concerning a publick fast, the just causes we have for it, from the full growth of sin, and the near approaches of God's judgments ; and the manner of performance, to obtain the desired effects thereof ; which ought ...

Google previewA dictionary of Congregational usages and principles, according to ancient and modern authors (1853)

to which are added brief notices of some of the principal writers, assemblies and treatises referred to in the compilation by Preston Cummings

— The Puritans in Holland " practised no church censures but admonition, and excommunication for obstinate offenders." 2 The nineteenth article of the Savoy Declaration says : " The censures appointed by Christ are admonition and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

Admonition is the more common, less technical term: "We must follow the Supreme Court's admonition that courts ought not to impose constitutional restraints that would inhibit the ability of the political branches to respond through immigration ...

Google previewA practical dictionary, containing schemes of the most necessary subjects, divine, moral, and literary (1817)

by William Sleigh

ADMONITION,. the. hint of a fault, with its several aggravations, and the dangerous consequences that attend it. This is absolutely commanded, Lev. six. 17, Mat. xviii. 15 ; and it is necessary for ourselves, and others ; for our- selves, to stand ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Poetry (2015)

by R. Victoria Arana

Work Author: Chinweizu "Admonition to the Black World" begins with four prose paragraphs that summarize 25 centuries of foreign assault on Africa. Chinweizu thus giveshis spectacular, 21page prophetic harangue a historical and ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran (2013)

by John Penrice

admonition; The orân is frequently called image “An admonition, or exposition of religion for all creatures;” image 16 v.

Google previewA Dictionary, English and Armenian (1825)

by Haroutiun Aukerian, John Brand

Admonition, warning, information, caution, remonstrance, advice, counsel; reprimand, reproof; chastisement, punishment. \w[*uiutiupiuit ( p* t £*- ) adj . That warns, that advises . \\}n*tintiup_ujut*[ (iri/°, Lap ) y. fl. To warn, to apprize, to advise .

Google previewA New and General Biographical Dictionary (1795)

Containing an ... Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish ...

The admonition was concluded with a petition to the two houses, that a discipline more consonant to the word of God, and agreeing with the soreign resormed churches, might be established by law. For the puritans, though labouring under the ...

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Small photo of Admonition with shaking index finger pointing upSmall photo of Portrait of Benjamin Franklin on part of simplified U.S. one hundred-dollar bill with admonition in speech balloon: "Pay attention, please"Small photo of INDIA, LADAKH, 2006-02-29: Notice sign with admonition to avoid litter on Khardung La Pass on the highest motor able mountain road of the world between Leh and Nubra Valley. More...

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Animal-rights advocates remind us of this admonition: The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another. (William Greider)
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Scrabble value of A1D2M3O1N1I1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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