mo·ni·tion (mō-nĭshən, mə-)
1. A warning or intimation of something imminent, especially of impending danger.
2. Cautionary advice or counsel; an admonition.
3. A formal order from a bishop or ecclesiastical court to refrain from a specified offense.
4. A summons, especially in admiralty court.
[Middle English monicioun, from Old French monicion, from Latin monitiō, monitiōn-, from monitus, past participle of monēre, to warn; see men-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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