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English definition of “admonition”

admonition

noun [C]     /ˌæd.məˈnɪʃ.ən/ (also admonishment,   /ədˈmɒn.ɪʃmənt/   US  /-ˈmɑː.nɪʃ-/) formal
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".Chastising and rebukingGiving advice admonitory     /ədˈmɒn.ɪ.tər.i/ US  /-ˈmɑː.nə.tɔː.ri/ adjective formal an admonitory remarkChastising and rebuking
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