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admonition

noun [C] uk   /ˌæd.məˈnɪʃ.ən/ (also admonishment,   /ədˈmɒn.ɪʃmənt/    /-ˈmɑː.nɪʃ-/) formal us  
a piece of advice that is also a warning to someone about their behaviour: The most common parental admonition must surely be "Don't stay out late".
admonitory
adjective uk   /ədˈmɒn.ɪ.tər.i/ us    /-ˈmɑː.nə.tɔː.ri/ formal
an admonitory remark
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