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notice

noun
 
 
/ˈnəʊtɪs/
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a piece of written information on paper, a board, a website, etc.: There was a notice about the proposed reorganization on all the office noticeboards.
[U] information or a warning about something that is going to happen in the future, or the period of time before it happens: An inspection can take place at any time without notice.give (sb) notice (that) We hereby give notice that we have been appointed official receivers for the assets of the above-named company.a week's/month's, etc. notice You will need to give a month's notice if you want to withdraw any of the cash. These offices will remain closed until further notice.
[U] HR a letter or a statement saying that an employee will or must leave their job after a particular period of time: give in/hand in your notice The situation at work was so bad that I decided to hand in my notice.give sb notice Many of the junior staff were given notice to leave.
[U] HR the period of time that an employee works in their job after they have said that they are leaving, or after they have been asked to leave: a week's/month's, etc. notice In this type of job you usually only have a week's notice. They paid me for the two weeks instead of making me work out my notice.
[C or U] LAW a formal document or statement that tells someone to do something, or gives them information about something: The tenants refused to leave and have now been served with notices of eviction by the landlord. All the redundancy notices have now gone out to the members of staff affected.
at short notice ( US on short notice) only a short time before something happens: It is not possible to get a replacement at such short notice.
notice to quit ( also Notice to Quit) PROPERTY, LAW a formal letter saying that a person who is renting a property will or must leave it after a particular period: A tenant may end a tenancy by issuing a valid notice to quit. Our template Notice to Quit is aimed at tenants who have owed you rent for at least 60 days.
put sb on notice (that) to warn someone officially that something is going to happen, or could possibly happen: The facility was put on notice that its funding was in danger if improvements were not carried out.
serve notice (that) LAW to tell someone officially that they must do something, or that something is going to happen: The highway authority is required to serve notice informing everyone who may be affected by the new route.
→  See also bankruptcy notice , deficiency notice , money at call and short notice , renewal notice
(Definition of notice from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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