What does admonition mean?

Definitions for admonitionˌæd məˈnɪʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word admonition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admonition, monition, warning, word of advice(noun)

    cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

    "a 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"

  2. admonition, admonishment, monition(noun)

    a firm rebuke


  1. admonition(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: amonicioun, from amonicion, from admonitio, stem of admonere. The -d- was retored in English in the 17th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admonition(noun)

    gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning


  1. Admonition

    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. It is usually the result of either the strict application of law where no real wrong has been caused or where other circumstances make further punishment unjust in the circumstances specific to the case involved.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Admonition

    ad-mon-ish′un, n. kind reproof: counsel: advice: ecclesiastical censure.—adjs. Admon′itive, Admon′itory, containing admonition.—n. Admon′itor. [L. admonition-em. See Admonish.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonition in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Steele:

    I have a very simple admonition at this point.

  2. Bill Nelson:

    I want the National( Transportation) Safety Board to come up with answers very quickly and make an admonition to mariners : when the storm is brewing you don't go out of port.

  3. Robert Menendez:

    I believe in Adlai Stevenson's admonition that 'When I get the heat at home, I see the light in Washington,' if daughters and wives spoke to their dads and husbands, that would be a great start.

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