mild or friendly reproof guidance against a fault or mistake expression of authoritative guidance friendly caution or caution
- a strong rebuke
- cautionary advice about anything imminent (especially imminent danger or any other unpleasantness)
- mild or friendly reproof; guidance against a fault or mistake; expression of authoritative advice; friendly care or warning.
In ecclesiastical law, this is actually the lightest as a type of discipline, consisting in a reprimand and caution administered by the judge to the defendant. If latter will not obey the admonition, he may become more severely punished, as by suspension, etc.
belated 14c., amonicioun "reminding, training," from Old French amonicion "admonition, exhortation," from Latin admonitionem (nominative admonitio), noun of activity from past participle stem of admonere (see admonish). Meaning "warning" is very early 15c. The -d- ended up being restored in English 17c.
Authoritative advice, caution, or reprimand by a court to an accused, his or her advice, and/or jury, about a legal matter or perhaps the effects of your conduct.
(letter.) Gentle or friendly reproof; guidance against a fault or mistake; expression of authoritative advice; friendly care or warning.
His final admonition was that I take whatever course I felt would produce the best results.