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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admonition, admonishment, monitionnoun

    a firm rebuke


  1. admonishmentnoun

    A reprimand or rebuke. The act of admonishing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Admonishmentnoun

    Admonition; the notice by which one is put in mind of faults or duties: a word not often used.

    Etymology: from admonish.

    But yet be wary in thy studious care. ——
    —— Thy grave admonishments prevail with me. William Shakespeare, Henry V. p. i.

    To th’ infinitely Good we owe
    Immortal thanks, and his admonishment
    Receive, with solemn purpose to observe
    Immutably his sovereign will, the end
    Of what we are. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii. l. 77.


  1. admonishment

    Admonition (or "being admonished") is the lightest punishment under Scots law. It occurs when an offender who has been found guilty or who has pleaded guilty, is not given a fine, but instead receives a lesser penalty in the form of a verbal warning (admonished), due to a minor infringement of the law; the conviction is still recorded. It is usually the result of either the strict application of law where no real wrong has been caused or where other circumstances (e.g. being detained, attending court) make further punishment unjust in the circumstances specific to the case involved. This disposition is comparable to an absolute discharge in jurisdictions where an absolute discharge involves the recording of a conviction (i.e., where the "discharge" is from punishment only) but stands in contrast to an absolute discharge in jurisdictions in which an absolute discharge does not involve the recording of a conviction as is the case in Scotland under summary procedure (i.e., where the "discharge" is from conviction as well) Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 there is no disclosure period in respect of admonition and it is considered to be spent immediately.


  1. admonishment

    Admonishment refers to the act of reprimanding, scolding, or expressing stern disapproval or criticism towards someone due to their wrong or improper behavior or actions. It usually aims at correcting or advising against certain conduct for improvement.

  2. admonishment

    Admonishment refers to the act of reprimanding, warning, or sternly critiquing someone, usually to correct their behavior or help them understand the consequences of their actions. It can help in enforcing rules, maintaining order, or promoting growth and improvement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admonishmentnoun


  2. Etymology: [Cf. OF. amonestement, admonestement.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonishment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonishment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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