from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A warning or an intimation of something imminent, especially of impending danger.
- n. Cautionary advice or counsel; an admonition.
- n. A formal order from a bishop or an ecclesiastical court to refrain from a specified offense.
- n. A summons or citation in civil or admiralty law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A caution or warning of imminent danger.
- n. An admonition or rebuke.
- n. A summons in some courts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Instruction or advice given by way of caution; an admonition; a warning; a caution.
- n. Information; indication; notice; advice.
- n. A process in the nature of a summons to appear and answer.
- n. An order monishing a party complained against to obey under pain of the law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Admonition; warning; instruction given by way of caution: as, the monitions of a friend.
- n. Indication; intimation.
- n. In civil and admiralty law, a summons or citation, especially used to commence a suit, or in a proceeding to confirm a title acquired under a judicial sale and to silence all adverse claims.
- n. In ecclesiastical law, a formal notice, sent by a bishop to one of the subordinate clergy, to require the amendment of some ecclesiastical offense; a monitory letter.
- n. Synonyms Admonition, Monition, Reprehension, etc. See admonition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
- n. a firm rebuke
Middle English monicioun, from Old French monicion, from Latin monitiō, monitiōn-, from monitus, past participle of monēre, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin monitiō ("warning, admonition"). (Wiktionary)